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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Hallowed be Thy name"(Lk 11:2) - 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


Divine comes to Chennai with the 'Magnificat', on June 23, 2018. Fr. John Prince VC will lead the services. With special sessions for children.

Venue: Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road

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, 2018

POWER 2018 at Divine Retreat Centre

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 13th International Youth Conference - POWER 2018. 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 22 - July 27, 2018

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. Mathew Elavumkal, 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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