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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

"(I Cor 9:16)

- 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 Chennai

Divine comes to Chennai with the 'Magnificat', on February 15, 2020. Fr John Puthenpurackal will lead the services. With special sessions for children and special prayers for students.

Venue: Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road

MAGNIFICAT in Bangalore

Celebrate an evening with our Lord in Bangalore at the 'Magnificat' on February 15, 2020. Services to be led by Fr Jacob Arimpur. All are welcome. Special prayers for students.

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

40th 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 a Bible nursery will be held. Contact Divine Youth for more details.

Date: May 24 - 29, 2020

Retreats in Divine Retreat Centre, UK

Divine Retreat Centre, Ramsgate UK, is holding several English and Malayalam language retreats - led by Fr. George Panackal VC, Fr. Joseph Edattu VC and Fr Antony Parankimalil VC. All are welcome.

Dates: Jan - Dec, 2020

Hindi Convention Ojas 2020

The Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our 10th annual Hindi convention, in 2020. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults and another for couples and youth. All are welcome.

Date: May 31 - June 5, 2020

POWER 2020 at Divine Retreat Centre

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 15th International Youth Conference - POWER 2020. 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. A Couples' Retreat and a Kids' Retreat will be held simultaneously. Don't miss it.

Date: July 19 - July 24, 2020

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2020. For bookings, email Fr Roni George, Director - drcretreatrego@gmail.com or drcsydney@gmail.com. Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2020 - December, 2020

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 Vincentian priests.

OTHER LANGUAGES

Retreats in Konkani, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu

Every week, retreats are held in five different regional languages of India. The retreats are led by Vincentian priests and supported by powerfully anointed laity of God.

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