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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

“I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you" (Jn 13:34)

- 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


Divine comes to Chennai with the 'Magnificat on March 10, 2018. Fr. Jacob Arimpur VC will lead the services. 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 March 17, 2018. Services to be led by Fr Jacob Arimpur VC. All are welcome. Music by Glen and Teresa La'Rive.

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

38th 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 20 - 25, 2018

Kannada Convention 2018

Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our annual Kannada convention in May, 2018 The convention will be blessed by the vibrant preaching of many anointed servants of God. Please come.

Date: May 6 - May 11, 2018

Konkani Convention - Kuttumb Utsov 2018

Divine Retreat Centre's annual Konkani Convention will be held at the centre. The convention will be led by Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC, Director. Talks to focus mainly on the renewal of the family. All are welcome.

Date: April 22 - April 27, 2018

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

Hindi Convention Ojas 2018

The Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our eighth Hindi convention, in 2018. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults and another for couples and youth. All are welcome.

Date: May 27 - June 1, 2018

Divine Retreats in Australia

Fr. Michael Payyapilly will lead several special retreats across Australia - in Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne. Please bring your family and friends. Hear the Word and be refreshed. 

Date: February 19 - March 4, 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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