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Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Have life in all its fullness" (Jn 10:10) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

The gospels describe in detail how Andrew and John pursued Jesus, being directed by their Master, John the Baptist. Jesus turned and asked them “What do you seek?” They said, “Rabbi, where do you stay?” Jesus invited them to “Come and see.”

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Travel Information

How to reach Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor

Divine Retreat Centre is located at Muringoor amidst lush green surroundings, by the side of the National Highway 47 (NH 47), 2 kilometres from Chalakudy town, Kerala.

DRC is easily accessible by all modes of transportation.

By air:

The Kochi International Airport, Nedumbasserry is just a half hour drive away from the centre. Pre-paid taxis are available at the airport and we recommend these.

By road:

The Divine Retreat Centre is situated next to the national highway (NH 47) Those coming by bus can get down right in front of the centre at Muringoor. The nearest town is Chalakudy.

By train:

The Divine Retreat Centre has a railway halt of its own called 'Divine Nagar'. The “Divine Nagar” station has a direct access to the Malayalam campus of the centre, from where the English campus, located on the other side of the highway can be reached by exiting the Malayalam campus and crossing the road. Certain long distance trains stop at Divine Nagar on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

If your train does not have a stop at Divine Nagar, then the next options are these below - with the distance in kilometres to DRC:

Shoranur (96 KM) < Thrissur (32 KM) < Chalakudy (2KM) < Divine Nagar > Aluva (21 KM) > Ernakulam (41 KM)

Download train timings here

* Please note that it is the retreatant's responsibility to confirm his/her ticket, although we have a travel desk at the centre to help you out.

You may contact us by telephone - 0480-2708098/2708193/2702613 (Extension – Main Office) for any information while making your travel arrangements.In case you are unable to book your return tickets prior to departure, you can arrange for e-tickets under “Tatkal” category to be booked by your family/travel agent back home and e-mailed to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Please carry an original photo-ID proof while travelling on Tatkal/e-tickets.

 
Divine Updates

MAGNIFICAT in Bangalore (October 25, 2014)

Celebrate an evening of grace in Bangalore with our Lord at the 'Magnificat' on Saturday, October 25, 2014. Services to be led by Fr. Jacob Arimpur VC, from 5 pm - 8 pm. The best of Catholic worship by Glenlord and Jessica, FAITH band.

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

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2014. Fr. Michael Payyapilly VC to minister. For bookings, email drcsydney@gmail.com. Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2014 - December, 2014

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: June - Dec, 2014

Divine Retreat Centre, UK inaugurated

The Divine family is honoured to announce the blessing and inauguration of the Divine Retreat Centre UK, in St Augustine's Abbey, Ramsgate, Canterbury by the Most Rev. Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark, in the presence of Rt. Rev. Mgr. John Armitage, Vicar General, Diocese of Brentwood and Rev. Dr. Paul Puthuva, Provincial Superior, Marymatha Province, Vincentian Congregation, Angamaly, India.

More: Click below

Inner Healing Retreat in Dubai

Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC, along with Glen and Teresa La'Rive, will lead a parish retreat at the St Francis of Assisi Church, in Jebel Ali. All are welcome.

Dates: 24 & 25 Oct, 2014

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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