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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

Prayer of the Month





Novena to St.George

Pray the following prayers for nine consecutive days
PREPARATORY PRAYER
Almighty and eternal God! With lively faith and reverently worshipping Thy divine Majesty, I prostrate myself before Thee and invoke with filial trust Thy supreme bounty and mercy. Illumine the darkness of my intellect with a ray of Thy heavenly light and inflame my heart with the fire of Thy Divine love, that I may contemplate the great virtues and merits of the Saint in whose honour I make this novena, and following his example imitate, like him, the life of Thy Divine Son. Moreover, I beseech Thee to grant graciously, through the merits and intercession of this powerful Helper, the petition which through him I humbly place before Thee, devoutly saving, "Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven." Vouchsafe graciously to hear it, if it redounds to Thy greater glory and to the salvation of my soul. Amen.

PRAYER IN HONOR OF SAINT GEORGE
O GOD, who didst grant to Saint George strength and constancy in the various torments which he sustained for our holy faith; we beseech Thee to preserve, through his intercession, our faith from wavering and doubt, so that we may serve Thee with a sincere heart faithfully unto death. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.
INVOCATION OF SAINT GEORGE
Faithful servant of God and invincible martyr, Saint George; favoured by God with the gift of faith, and inflamed with an ardent love of Christ, thou didst fight valiantly against the dragon of pride, falsehood, and deceit. Neither pain nor torture, sword nor death could part thee from the love of Christ. I fervently implore thee for the sake of this love to help me by thy intercession to overcome the temptations that surround me, and to bear bravely the trials that oppress me, so that I may patiently carry the cross which is placed upon me; and let neither distress nor difficulties separate me from the love of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Valiant champion of the Faith, assist me in the combat against evil, that I may win the crown promised to them that persevere unto the end. PRAYER My Lord and my God! I offer up to Thee my petition in union with the bitter passion and death of Jesus Christ, Thy Son, together with the merits of His immaculate and blessed Mother, Mary ever virgin, and of all the saints, particularly with those of the holy Helper in whose honour I make this novena. Look down upon me, merciful Lord! Grant me Thy grace and Thy love, and graciously hear my prayer. 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

Retreats for Christian Leaders, Priests and Religious

Divine Retreat Centre is organising two retreats - one for Christian leadership and the other, an inner healing retreat just for priests and religious. The convention will be led by Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil VC and Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC. Please spread the word to Christian leaders and religious you know.

Date: July 27 - Aug 1, 2014 & Sept 7 - Sept 12, 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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