Attappady is a small and beautiful hill-range, in Palakkad district of Kerala, India, blessed with a unique natural artistry consisting of many mountains, valleys and plains. A portion of the famous Silent Valley is indeed adding grace to this hill-range, from where the beautiful river, Bhavanipuzha originates. It is in the midst of this natural beauty, the Almighty has been gracious enough to choose and build His Banqueting House (Song of Solomon 2 : 4): The Sehion Retreat Centre
Situated in this valley of calmness, in the divine lap of silence, by the river of Bhavanipuzha, exactly midway between Mannarkkad and Anakkatty, the Sehion Retreat Centre is the home of the Holy Spirit, and spreads consistent hope of blessings to many who travel from far and near.
Sehion Retreat Centre is the official Retreat Center of Palakkad diocese. His Excellency Mar Jacob Manathodath, the Bishop of Palakkad diocese is the Patron of this Centre, under whose powerful guidance and paternal blessings, all activities of the various ministries are conducted by Sehion Retreat Centre.
Rev Fr Xavier Khan Vattayil is the Founder Director of the Sehion Retreat Centre. He is supported by Rev Fr Binoy Karimaruthunkal, the Assistant Director, and Fr Antony Neumpurath, the Joint Director. During 2002 and 2003, Rev Fr Augustine Vattoly was the first assistant director of the Centre. Rev Fr Soji Olickal served as the second assistant director of the Centre in 2004 and 2005.
Currently, along with Rev Fr Xavier Khan, the Retreat Centre activities and other ministries are serviced by Fr Reni Pullukalayil, Fr Soji Olickal, Fr Binoy Karimaruthungal and ably supported by Bro Sabu Kasarkode and Bro Francis Nilambur. The presence of God can be felt in the Retreat Centre, as the whole of the Centre echoes with prayers and chants of praise and worship, round the clock.
Besides the services in the Centre, a dedicated team of priests and laymen conduct weekly retreats and conventions in several Parishes, Convents, Seminaries in major cities in Kerala and other states in India. The members of this team are graciously blessed by the Holy Spirit, and many miracles happen while they preach and spread the Word of God. A dedicated back-end team of counsellors, intercession groups and the Choir, not to mention the astonsihing scenic beauty make the Sehion Retreat Centre a truly unforgettable spiritual experience.