Subukia Shrine

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Welcome to the Village of Mary, Mother of God

Village of Mary, Mother of God is the National Marian Shrine located in Subukia 40 km from Nakuru. The Shrine belongs to the Kenya Episcopal Conference and is entrusted to the care of Conventual Franciscan Friars. It is a place of peace, prayer, reconciliation and rest. You are most welcome to visit us and spend some time in prayer and meditation.

At the foot of the hill you will find a little chapel of Mary Mother of God in which you can spend some time. The new chapel was blessed on 11th of December 2010 by very Rev. Fr. Laurence Mbogo the Vicar General of the Catholic Diocese of Nakuru. And if you venture up the hill, you will find another chapel with the statue of Our Lady and the miraculous spring of water. Spend some time there, drink the water and you will come down refreshed both physically and spiritually. If you are coming as an organized group, please inform in advance the Director of the Shrine, so that we can be of better service to you.

11th September 2010 was the ceremony of breaking the ground.
The construction of the Shrine Church has begun.
Retreat House in Subukia

The construction of the Church is going quite well although not without challenges. The excavation and settling the foundation took a lot of time. Another challenge was to settle the big balcony with different levels and corners, but thanks be to God the work is done. We have just finished the works of the last beam which will hold the entire roof. The windows, inner chapels and sacristy are finished. Presently we are working on the roof. building new church


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The prayerful environment and the nature of the place helps pilgrims to find a deep relationship with God. Whoever comes to the Shrine goes back different.

Come and see.



The Conventual Franciscan Friars came to take care of the Shrine on 6th of October 2006. They are four priests available any time to assist the pilgrims and take care of the Shrine.


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for the year 2017

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The Church (60m in diameter) is designed on the image of the Crown of Mary. It has 12 corners symbolizing 12 stars in Mary's Crown and surrounded by 12 Apostles (pillars of the Church), with capacity of 4500 seats. There are two smaller chapels, one John Paul II, initiator of the Shrine the second Divine Mercy for confessions. there are two offices, big sacristy and perpetual adoration chaple. Underground is a smaller church (for 500 people), sacristy three conferences rooms and other facilities.


Last Updated on Saturday, 30 September 2017 11:04

Support the construction of the Shrine Church

Be a part of the Church in Kenya as we have started the construction of the Shrine Church.

Through M-Pesa:
- go to Pay Bill
- Business No: 511500
- Account No: 511500

- proceed to fill the amount
- finalize the transaction


Through NIC Bank

- NIC House Branch
- A/c name: Subukia Shrine
- A/c no: 1000009845

You are also welcome to bring your contribution directly to the Shrine in Subukia.


Account in Poland:

Sekretariat Misyjny OO. Franciszkanów

Ul. K. Ujejskiego 40
81 - 426 Gdynia

Numer konta: (Pekao S.A.)

76 1240 1239 111 0000 1643 7506

Z dopiskiemSUBUKIA


May the Lord and our Mother Mary grant all your prayers!