University Chapel

The University Chapel is located in the centre of the Phase 1 of the University to emphasize its central role in the life of the University. It is easily accessible from the building's main entrance. It can be expanded onto the forecourt to accommodate large congregations.

The focus of the chapel is the altar-piece. In the centre of the altar-piece is an oculum ("eye" in Latin) where the tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament is located. Above the oculum is a painting/icon of the Blessed Trinity, and below it the Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Surrounding the oculum are scenes from the New Testament, including some mysteries of the Holy Rosary, such as the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, the Agony in the Garden, the Last Supper, etc. On the left extreme are the three angels mentioned in the Bible: Michael, Gabriel and Raphael; and on the right three apostles: Peter, Paul and John.

On each side of the altar, where Holy Mass is celebrated every day when the University is open, are two lecterns, for proclaiming the Word of God.  Fourteen crosses are placed on the side walls, at regular intervals, known as the Stations representing Jesus Christ's way of suffering to Calvary.

At the back on each side are two confessionals, for personal confession and consultation. There is a grille between the penitent and the confessor to respect the privacy of the penitent.

Mass is celebrated at 12.30pm and 5.00pm from Monday to Friday when the University is open. On Saturdays, there is one Mass at 10.30 am. There is no Mass on Sundays, except with special permission of the Archbishop of Nairobi since the University chapel is not a parish. University staff and students, their friends,  and guests are welcome to attend Mass.

Ante-chapel
In the small ante-chapel worshipers may write intentions, which the priest will silently commend at Mass.
There is also an offertory box, to help support chapel expenses; and a book-case with devotional books.

Chapel Forecourt
This includes a lending library of books for personal use inside the chapel. There is a bust of St Josemaria Escriva, the inspiration behind the University.
On the right of the entrance to the forecourt is a notice-board with information on activities of the Chaplaincy.