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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"We shall also live with Him" (Rom 6:8) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Suffering has always been a part and parcel of our earthly sojourn. The difference however is that with the Calvary event all of us are brought to the saving shadow of the Cross. It is indeed the pattern of death and resurrection that is being played out in our lives.

Prayer of the Month

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St. John the Apostle's prayer for best friends

 

 

*St. John was the apostle permitted to lean his head on the chest of Jesus. The dying Jesus gave the care of his Blessed Mother Mary to this beloved friend. So the rest of her life on earth, the Blessed Mother lived with St. John. He became the "beloved disciple" and he was the only one of the Twelve who did not forsake the Savior in the hour of His Passion. "My dear children, love one another," was admonition that St. John gave to all Christians.

Lord, you are our best friend and love us like none other. May my own best friend share in your goodness and love for me. Help each one of us to have a good friend who truly wants what is best for our souls. Thank you, Lord, for hearing my prayer.

St. John, we pray to for each one of us to have a stronger, Christ-centered, prayer-focused friendship in Communion with the Saints, Angels, and Holy Trinity. May we enjoy going to Mass and Adoration with our friend, praying the Rosary, Divine Mercy chaplet, and other devotions, learning about the Lord through Scripture and Church teaching together.

Pray that we bring new people into the Church as friends.

O Glorious Apostle, who, on account of thy virginal purity, wast so beloved by Jesus as to deserve to lay thy head upon his divine breast, and to be left, in his place, as son to his most holy Mother; I beg thee to inflame me with a most ardent love towards Jesus and Mary.
Obtain for me from our Lord that I, too, with a heart purified from earthly affections, may be made worthy to be ever united to Jesus as a faithful disciple, and to Mary as a devoted son, both here on earth and eternally in heaven.
St. John, please intercede for us with God so that we may all be blessed with friendships centered in Your teaching.
May we never stray from the path of goodness and always seek out a friend who will help us stay in the faith.
Amen.

 
Divine Updates

Hindi convention DIVYA JYOTHI 2014

Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our fourth Hindi convention in June, 2014. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults/couples and another for youth. His Excellency Bishop Francis Kalist of Meerut diocese will inaugurate the convention.

Date: June 1 - June 6, 2014

34th National Youth Retreat

Our annual National Youth Retreat to 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.

Date: May 25 - 30, 2014

POWER 2014 at Divine Retreat Centre

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 9th International Youth Conference - POWER 2014. 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 20 - July 25, 2014

Konkani Convention - Kuttumb Utsov 2014

Divine Retreat Centre's annual Konkani Convention to be held at the centre. The convention will be led by Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC, Director. Special prayers will be held for childless couples. All are welcome.

Date: April 27 - May 2, 2014

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.

Dates: March - May, 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.

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Two-day Retreat in Mumbai

Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC, along with a seven-member team from Potta, will conduct a non-residential retreat at the St. Anne's Church, Pali Hill, Bandra, Mumbai.

Dates: 26 & 27 April, 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. George Panackal, Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil, Fr. Joseph Edattu and Fr. Biju Koonan.

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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