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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased" (Mk 1:11) Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month

Other Divine Trust Activities

There are a number of other activities carried out by the Divine Trust.

Free education scheme for orphans and street children

We have currently placed nearly 250 orphans and street children in residential schools. During the school holidays, these children live with us in the Divine Retreat Centre. We want them to grow up in happy surroundings, experiencing God’s Love.

Free meals scheme

Volunteers from Divine Retreat Centre provide free midday meals to poor and needy patients in nearby government hospitals daily. This totals to about 700 meals a week.

Free self-employment opportunities

Every year, the St. De Paul’s Tailoring School in Divine Retreat Centre trains 300 poor young girls to become self-employed.

Free admission to retreats

We have retreatants coming in from different walks of life. Many of them are from very poor homes and broken financially. There is no charge for the poor to attend the week-long retreats at Divine Retreat Centre.- approximately 1,000 attend free of cost every week.

Divine Printers and Publishers

We have a full-fledged offset printing unit with modern infrastructure where nearly 400 people are employed. This unit prints the Bible in Malayalam, Hindi, Singhalese and Tamil at a highly subsidised rate.

 
Divine Updates

MAGNIFICAT in Bangalore (January 14, 2017)

Celebrate an evening with our Lord in Bangalore at the 'Magnificat' on January 14, 2017. Services to be led by Fr. Jacob Arimpur VC. All are welcome.

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

37th National Youth Retreat

Our annual National Youth Retreat will 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 14 - 19, 2017

Retreats and Healing Masses in Sydney

Divine Australia invites you to healing Masses and retreats to be held across various venues in New South Wales, Sydney. To be led by Fr Augustine Vallooran VC. For details, email Fr Roni George, Director, Divine Australia - drcsydney@gmail.com.

Date: 29th January - 5 February, 2017

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2017. For bookings, email Fr Roni George, Director - drcsydney@gmail.com. Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2017 - December, 2017

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, 2017

POWER 2017 at Divine Retreat Centre

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 11th International Youth Conference - POWER 2017. 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 23 - July 28, 2017

Hindi Convention Ojas 2017

The Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our seventh Hindi convention in 2017. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults/couples and another for youth. All are welcome.

Date: May 28 - June 2, 2017

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 and Fr. Binoy Chackanikunnel.

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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