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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"By His wounds, you have been healed" (1 Peter 2:24) Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

By His Healing Touch, what God targets is not the bodily wellbeing alone but the very salvation of the whole person. God begins to act on a physical malady as an entry point.

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 (July 11, 2015)

Divine comes to Chennai with the 'Magnificat'. Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC will lead the services. All are welcome. Please come and bring along a friend. Music by Glen and Teresa La'Rive.

Venue: Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road

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 drcsydney@gmail.com. Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2015 - December, 2015

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

Retreats for Priests and Religious

Divine Retreat Centre is organising two retreats - one for Christian leadership and the other, an inner healing retreat just for priests and religious. The convention will be led by Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil, Fr. Augustine Vallooran and Fr Jacob Arimpur. Please spread the word to Christian leaders and religious you know.

Date: Aug 2 - Aug 7, 2015 & Nov 1 - Nov 6, 2015

POWER 2015 at Divine Retreat Centre

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 10th International Youth Conference - POWER 2015. The very best international preachers and gospel bands will be here to lead us into worship. Be there to experience a totally different atmosphere of prayer. Couples' retreat and children's retreat will be held simultaneously. Don't miss it.

Date: July 26 - July 31, 2015

Healing Retreat in English

Divine Retreat Centre is organising a healing retreat at the English Campus. The retreat will be led by Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC. Please spread the word.

Date: 28 June - 3 July, 2015

Divine Leaders' Conference 2015

Divine Retreat Centre is organising a retreat for Christian leadership. The conference will be led by Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil, Fr. Augustine Vallooran and Fr Jacob Arimpur. Guest speakers to include Jude Antoine and Colin Calmiano.

Dates: Aug 2 - Aug 7, 2015

Divine Retreat Schedules

ENGLISH RETREATS

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.

MALAYALAM RETREATS

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.

OTHER LANGUAGES

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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