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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


Knowing Jesus Brings Conversion To Family - Rajan Peter, Chennai

I am an Engineer working in an MNC, married and have two daughters who are married and well settled. I have attended three retreats at Divine Retreat Centre in 1998, 2000 and 2003. The first time I had come along with my wife. At that time we were non Catholics. We had severe financial setbacks in business. My wife, Indira, was getting boils in her toe causing skin irritation and this was bothering her a lot. She did not take any treatment. She was healed in 2000 after the retreat. This was revealed to her while she was sleeping. By severe shocking pain which came three time in succession in a flash of time in that same toe. Since then she is free from pain and the skin irritation.

Her mother’s health had also improved and seeing the blessings from the Lord, we were touched and were baptized into Catholic Church. After our baptism we were showered with a lot of blessings. Our first daughter, Megha, who was not keen on marriage agreed to get married with all our prayers and is now doing well. Our second daughter, Thara Rachael, who was in the Gulf felt lonely and disturbed and Jesus helped her to find a good life partner for her and she got married. She was the first in our family to get baptized and when she came for a retreat in 2003, she had a special counselling with Fr. Augustine Vallooran and was blessed with divine wisdom and her faith was strengthened.

After many years, I got a very good job in MNC. We came out of our financial setbacks. Our first daughter conceived after four years of marriage with ardent and constant prayers. We were all filled with happiness, peace of mind, supreme self confidence and fear to do the right things in life. My wife also went on a trip to the Holy Land. We praise and thank God for all that He has done for me and my family. Thank you 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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