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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Seek first the Kingdom of God" (Matthew 6:33) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

In the gospels, Jesus criticises the manner in which the people of His time exercised some ascetic practices for reason of ignoble motives that prompted them.

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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

Hindi convention DIVYA KIRAN 2015

Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our fifth Hindi convention in 2015. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults/couples and another for youth. The Convention will be inaugurated by His Grace Archbishop Anil Joseph Thomas Couto of Delhi Archdiocese.

Date: May 31 - June 5, 2014

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

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

Lenten Mission in Thane

Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC to lead a Spiritual Renewal Mission in Mumbai. Healing service to be held at Our Lady of Mercy Church, in Thane West. All are welcome.

Dates: 27 Feb, 28 Feb & 1 March, 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

Lenten Retreat in Doha

Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC, along with Glen and Teresa La'Rive, will lead a Lenten retreat at the Catholic Church of Our Lady of the Rosary in Doha. Please inform your family and friends.

Dates: 6 - 10 March, 2015

Parish Retreat in Dubai

Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC will lead a parish retreat at the St. Mary's Church, Dubai. Music by Glen and Teresa La'Rive. All are welcome.

Dates: 23, 24, 25 & 26 February, 2015

Retreats in USA

Answer God's call and experience His burning love for you. Special retreats to be led by Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC, in various churches around the US. All are welcome.

Dates: March, 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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