Select language
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


God's Protection Saves Son's Life - Aurea Antao, Mumbai

I was a teacher but now a housewife with four sons and one daughter. My husband was a Marine Captain and now retired. I have attended six retreats at DRC and each time my faith has increased. It helped my family also to grow in faith. My third son who works on the ship fell overboard into icy cold water at Providence USA in the night. They searched for him but could not find him. Finally the coast guards saw him after twenty minutes of search and he was still conscious. That was a miracle! He said that he felt hands pushing him up when he was alone and helpless and believed it was Jesus holding him. The doctors were amazed that he did not develop hypothermia. Divine Providence had saved him. This happened in 2001 and two months later he returned home.

He had been to DRC in 2002 to thank the Lord and experienced the power of the Holy Spirit which helped him to strengthen his faith in Jesus. He passed his exams and was promoted to the rank of Captain. In 2005, he got married and in 2006, I attended a retreat at DRC and prayed to the Holy Spirit to bless my son with a child. Very soon his wife conceived and now they have a lovely baby girl. Jesus has been so good to him and takes care of him and his family. In 1997, I had fractured my hand and had not done enough physiotherapy.

The doctors said that it was too late now and I would always have trouble with the hand but during the Healing session, Jesus healed me. I also received the gift of tongues. I thank Jesus for also protecting my younger son (who is on the ship) from a number of accidents. He has passed his orals miraculously (Mates and Masters) after coming back from DRC. I will praise and thank God all my life for His countless blessings.

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.

Facebook Twitter Blog 
Online Donation
We run purely on your contributions.

We invite you to donate and spread the Good News to millions
Read more about it
Copyright © Divine Retreat Centre, All Rights Reserved
Web design and maintenance by Preigo Fover Technologies