Le Centre du Secret de la Paix
First Phase Projects
Counseling and Retreat Center: This project will be the center for those seeking counseling services. It will provide meeting and office space for individual meetings, conferences, and retreats. It will also provide onsite food and beverage services and lodging for those visiting from out of town.
Visitor Food Service and Administrative Offices: This project will focus on offering limited food and beverage services and a gift shop to the many daily visitors to the site. It will also include the administrative office of the center.
Overall site Infrastructure Upgrade: This project will focus on the infrastructure needs of the Center. They will include safe access/circulation roads, parking for car and busses, walking pathways, hard landscaping, seating walls, benches, garbage bins, planter and flower boxes, security booths/control gates, entry/exit barriers, drainage ditches, fencing to site boundaries, covered walkways, a service plant, project entrance upgrade, project signage.
Retirement House for Priests: This project will focus on the retirement needs of the local priest community. Retired priests in Rwanda have no place to go to be cared for and to participate in community life. They have given their lives to the church and Fr. Ubald felt very strongly that we should take care of them at the Center. His desire was for them to have a place to live with dignity and to be able to help with confessions and other sacramental needs of the pilgrims at the Center so they could continue their work and be part of the Center Community.
Sister Convent: A facility to house a group of sisters who will minister to the pilgrims, aid and assist the retired priests and perform duties carried out around the center.
Guest House: A facility for retreat leaders, visiting dignitaries, visiting professionals such as doctors’ counselors and other individuals who are helping with the programs and work of the Center.
Le regretté P. Ubald, avec les encouragements de l'évêque de Cyangugu, a eu la vision de construire un centre de guérison, de paix et de réconciliation qui servirait le peuple de son diocèse, le Rwanda, et les régions environnantes du Burundi et du Congo où il y a eu tant de beaucoup de guerres, de pauvreté et de traumatismes. Le Centre est construit sur une belle propriété surplombant le lac Kivu. La propriété est composée de ____ acres et possède une église, une chapelle, un amphithéâtre pour les grands rassemblements et……….