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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"We saw His glory" (John 1:14)

Prayer of the Month

Our location


An abode chosen by God - this best describes the location of the Divine Retreat Centre in Muringoor, Kerala, India. Nestled peacefully along the lush banks of the Chalakudy River, its very tranquility is a balm to the soul and the panoramic setting is a sight to behold.

The Divine Retreat Centre has 2 large campuses along both sides of the NH47 – one for the Malayalam retreats and the other for the English and other language retreats. Both campuses have separate retreat halls for each language, along with adequate facilities to serve all the needs of the retreatants.

The Cochin International Airport which opened in 2001 is only a 30 minute drive to the Retreat Centre – a blessing for overseas retreatants. In a first by the Indian National Railways, the Divine Nagar Railway halt was opened in 1996. A total of 8 rail services (4 passenger trains and 4 express trains) stop at this station on weekends – for the convenience of Divine retreatants. The Chalakudy station is only 3 kilometres away.

Divine Retreat Centre is just 2 kilometres away from the town of Chalakudy along NH47 and 30 kilometres away from the city of Trichur.

Just as our bodies need a break from our hectic schedules, our souls need spiritual rest and renewal. Our Lord welcomes you to Divine Retreat Centre, "Come to me, all of you who are tired from carrying heavy loads and I will give you rest." (Matthew 11:28)

Divine Updates

MAGNIFICAT in Chennai (December 5, 2015)

Divine comes to Chennai with the 'Magnificat'. Fr. Jacob Arimpur VC will lead the services. Please come and bring along a friend. Music by Glen and Teresa La'Rive. Event to include a session for kids.

Venue: Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road

MAGNIFICAT in Bangalore (November 21, 2015)

Celebrate an evening with our Lord in Bangalore  at the 'Magnificat' on November 21, 2015. Services to be led by Fr. Jacob Arimpur. Kids' Magnificat to be included. Music by Faith Band, Goa.

Venue: St. Joseph's Boys' School Chapel, Museum Road, Bangalore

Hindi convention DIVYA KIRAN 2016

Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our sixth Hindi convention in 2016. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults/couples and another for youth. All are welcome.

Date: May 29 - June 3, 2016

36th National Youth Retreat

Our annual National Youth Retreat to be held at the Divine Retreat Centre. Come and let the word of God refresh you. Simultaneous retreats for couples, children and bible nursery to be held. Contact Divine Youth for more details.

Date: May 15 - 20, 2016

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2015. Fr. Michael Payyapilly VC to minister. For bookings, email Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2015 - December, 2015

Emmanuel Conference at DRC

Welcome to the season of blessings - mark this Advent with special retreats for discipleship, couples and children at the Divine Retreat Centre. A time to strengthen yourself in the Lord, before the end of the year...

Date: December 20 - 25, 2016

Retreats in Divine Retreat Centre, UK

Divine Retreat Centre, Ramsgate UK, has announced several English and Malayalam language retreats to be led by Fr. George Panackal VC and Fr. Joseph Edattu VC. All are welcome.

Dates: Jan - Dec, 2015

Divine Retreat Schedules


English retreats are held every week from Sunday to Friday. Special retreats are conducted for priests, religious and laity as well. Come and experience the Lord and grow in Him.


Inner healing retreats, growth retreats, couples' retreats and youth retreats in Malayalam, are led by Fr. Mathew Elavumkal, Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil, Fr. Biju Koonan and Fr Sebastian Anjumuriyil.


Retreats in Konkani, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu

Every week, retreats are held in five different regional languages of India, apart from in the local language - Malayalam. The retreats are led by Vincentian priests and supported by powerfully anointed laity of God.

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