Subukia National Marian Shrine

Although best known for its alleged "healing waters," the primary purpose of the national Marian shrine in Subukia is to be a place of prayer for Kenyan Catholics--like the 50,000 who come to the shrine for the national prayer day in early October. (photo: Courtesy photo)

The "Lourdes of Africa"? Faithful Flock to "Healing Waters" of Kenya’s Marian Shrine

Jun 7, 2024

In a tranquil rural setting dedicated to the Virgin Mary, pilgrims immerse themselves in spring-fed waters believed by many to have miraculous healing properties.

Bishop Alfred Rotich giving the homily during the the National Prayer Day at Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru. Credit: Catholic Mirror

On Annual National Prayer Day in Kenya, Bishop Cautions against “song of tribalism”

Oct 9, 2023

On the occasion of the National Prayer Day at Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru, Bishop Alfred Rotich has cautioned the people of God in the East African nation against participating in the “song of tribalism”.

Bishop Joseph Obanyi Sagwe of Kakamega leading pilgrims for a walk to Subukia National Marian Shrine which belongs to the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB). Credit: Kakamega Diocese

Kenyan Diocese Embarks on 160-Mile Foot Pilgrimage to Marian Shrine for Prayer Day

Sep 29, 2023

Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Kakamega has seen off 200 pilgrims who are trekking some 160 miles to a Marian shrine where they will participate in the country’s annual prayer day slated for October 7.

Parishioners of St. Austin's Catholic Church of Kenya's Archdiocese of Nairobi pause to reflect on a Station of the Cross at the Subukia Shrine in the Diocese of Nakuru. Credit: ACI Africa

Pilgrims Share Stories of Conversion and Healing at National Marian Shrine in Kenya

Sep 25, 2023

The steep hill, marked with the Stations of the Cross, leads to a spring of water believed to offer miraculous healing to those who visit Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya’s Catholic Diocese of Nakuru.

Archbishop Maurice Muhatia Makumba of Kenya's Kisumu Archdiocese. Credit: Courtesy Photo

Let’s Safeguard the Environment, “look for other sources of livelihood”: Kenyan Archbishop

Oct 4, 2022

A Catholic Archbishop in Kenya has urged the people of God in the East African nation to engage in activities that contribute to safeguarding the environment.

A screenshot of part of the proceedings at the Subukia National Marian Shrine in Kenya's Ctholic Diocese of Nakuru on Saturday, October 2. Credit: Capuchin Tv

Catholic Bishop in Kenya Invites Prayer for “servant leaders” Ahead of Country’s Elections

Oct 5, 2021

The Catholic Bishop of Kenya’s Marsabit Diocese has urged the people of God in Kenya to start praying to get hardworking leaders who will have the people’s interests at heart as campaigns toward August 2022 general elections gain momentum.