Attappady is a small and beautiful hill-range, in Palakkad district in Kerala state, India, blessed with a unique natural unconscious 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 God 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 in the middle of Mannarkkad - Anakkatty road route, this Retreat Centre is the home of the Holy Spirit, and spreads consistent hope of blessings to many who travel from far and near.
It 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 prayerfully held by Sehion Retreat Centre.
Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil is the founder-director of 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 well-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 is echoed with prayers and chants of praise and worship, round the clock.
Besides the services in the Centre, a dedicated team of priests and laymen used to 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. Besides the crowds from within India, that are gathering to the periodical services of the team, led by Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil, many a gathering from abroad are attracted to the divine eloquence of Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan, evidencing the healing and redemption witnessed by the multitude present in each convention. A dedicated back-end team of councilors, intercession groups and a choir who are so blessed by the Holy Spirit add grace to the continuing preaching errands of the director of the Centre, Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil.
Sehion Retreat Centre has commenced telecast of its services through various reputed television channels.
Since April 2005, 'ABHISHEKAGNI' program led by Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil is being telecast via Shalom Television channel, on all Sundays, at 8.30 pm. Re-telecast of this program can be viewed on all Fridays at 11.00am, and for the viewers in Gulf region, it is re-telecast on all Saturdays at 1.30am IST.
Through Jeevan Television channel, the program, 'MARANATHA' is being telecast on all Saturdays at 6.00am, since April 2007.
Preparations are continuing for the commencement of telecast of a new program via Divine Vision channel, details of which will be communicated, shortly.
A special blessing from the Most High has been received, whereby the Retreat Centre has commenced 'Live' relay of first Friday services which take place at the Sehion Retreat Centre, Attappady, at 11.30am, exclusively for the viewers in the whole of Attappady area, through Moon T.V., a local cable T.V. channel.
A Spiritual dream which the whole teams of Sehion Ministries dream of, will come true soon.
Our confidence in our God impresses us to wait for the day when the Sehion Retreat Centre will commence its own Television Channel for the glory of God, to endlessly spread the Word of God, round the clock, round the globe!
"O Mother Mary my family is in deep distress, great sorrow and affliction. Please intercede for us before Your Son, our Lord Amen."