Pillar is a one-of-a-kind institution for residential training such as chapters, retreats, seminars and courses. Modeled after the renowned Bildungshaus of Germany it was founded in 1999 by the Pallottines. It has well-equipped conference halls, comfortable guest rooms, airy corridors with inspiring paintings, and a well-stacked Library with books, journals and video documentaries. It hosts also a documentation center, a data bank covering numerous topics and events. It is a much sought-after institution by the NGOs, church groups, state and social organizations.