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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

I have come to set the earth on fire" (Lk 12:49) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month

Testimonies

Daughter healed of exam phobia - Joseph DCruz, India

All praise and glory be to our Lord Jesus Christ who makes all things possible.

I had attended a retreat at the Divine Retreat Centre on 19th July, 2015 with my wife, daughter and mother-in-law. My daughter who was one of the regular toppers all throughout her school years, right up to grade 10 was suddenly struck by an exam phobia.

While at the retreat, I prayed to our Lord Jesus present in the Blessed Sacrament to grant my daughter the strength and grace to overcome this fear, regain her self-confidence and complete her studies. Her fear did not leave her but we could see that she was trying to do her very best. It was time for her to appear for her preliminary exams, a few of which she missed as the fear had not left her and for the ones she attempted, she managed to score average marks. It was then time for her to appear for her final exams in March 2016. All through her preparations for her finals, she held on to a crucifix that she possessed. With the help of our Lord she managed to attempt all her papers for the board examinations, much to our relief. On the 21st of May, 2016 the grade 12 CBSE results were announced and my daughter passed with an overall average of 82 % and she was also declared the topper in one of the Commerce subjects - Business Studies, at her school. All praise and glory to our Lord Jesus Christ who makes all things possible. All throughout this difficult time of trials and tribulations, we also interceded with Mother Mary, who helped us all the way.

 
Divine Updates

MAGNIFICAT in Chennai

Divine comes to Chennai with the 'Magnificat on October 21,2017. Fr. Jacob Arimpur VC will lead the services. Music by Worship Culture. With special sessions for children.

Venue: Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road

MAGNIFICAT in Bangalore

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

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

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

Divine Mercy Mega Convention

Answer God's call and experience His burning love for you. A three-day convention to be led by Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC and team at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Bangalore. Please spread the word.

Dates: October 27, 28 & 29, 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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