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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC
"I dwell with the crushed and the dejected“ (Is 57:15)

- Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month


Man Paralyzed For Six Years Totally Healed! - Rajendra Singh, Shimoga, Karnataka

I am 65 years old and a catholic by birth. I Had an attack of a paralytic stroke six years ago and was unable to walk ever since. For the last three years, I had also lost my speech completely. I had very little control of my urinary bladder so I had to always need help from my family very frequently to pass urine. The doctors told me that my old habit of drinking alcohol and smoking tobacco had damaged my liver and had made a bad impact on my whole immune system. They even told me there was no cure and that I would never walk again.

I was given a few tablets and my family were told to give me anything I asked for – a hint that my end was nearing. My eating also deteriorated and so too my health and my hope! By this time, my stomach became hard like a stone.

Due to my daughter’s insistence, with her family, my wife and I came to attend the weekly Kannada-language retreat in Divine Retreat Centre reluctantly. During the Inner Healing session, the Priest proclaimed, “I am the God that healeth thee.” (Exodus 15:26) As soon as I heard this Word of God, I felt I was being given strength to rise up and walk. I looked at Jesusin the Blessed Sacrament and I received more and more power from the Rucharist. I made an attempt to rise and walk.

To my own surprise, I found that I was able to walk. Along with the praises of all the people around, I also started praising Jesus as I started walking in the Retreat Hall. Seeing me - a bedridden man - rise and walk, all the people started shouting and praising to our Lord Jesus!!!

Later I found that I was able to eat better and my frequency of urination had gone to more than 4 hours. I have found relief from ALL the sickness I had by the mercy of God.

I praise You a million times, Jesus!

Divine Updates

39th 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 19 - 24, 2019

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby, Sydney

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

Date: January 2018 - December, 2018

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, 2019

POWER 2019 at Divine Retreat Centre

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 14th International Youth Conference - POWER 2019. 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 21 - July 26, 2019

Divine Retreat Schedules


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.


Inner healing retreats, growth retreats, couples' retreats and youth retreats in Malayalam, are led by Fr. Joshi Kochukudiattil, Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil and Fr. Binoy Chackanikunnel.


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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