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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


Miraculous Healing from Deadly Pneumonia! - Maria Snaysha Fernandes, Goa

I fell sick on 4 January 2008 with very high fever and was admitted to Manipal Hospital in Goa. Tests for almost all diseases were done, but the doctors could not diagnose the real cause of my sickness. The fever remained at 107 degrees centigrade. The nurses gave me ice-water sponge which made my condition worse. I was in a semi-conscious state and my finger tips turned blue. I was taken to the ICU and was put on the ventilator. Most of my body organs were failing and the doctors had given just 72 hours guarantee for my life. They said that only prayers and a miracle could save my life. My parents sent prayer petitions to the Prayer Tower at DRC and other prayer centers. All who visited me kept praying for me. They consoled my family members and assured continued prayers. At last the miracle really happened. God answered their prayers. I started gaining my consciousness and began to respond to the treatment. By that time they received my last blood report from Mumbai which showed that I suffered from a rare kind of pneumonia. After two months of medication, prayers and rest I joined the university classes and in my final semester MA. English Literature I secured sixty one percentage of marks.

I always remember my father’s words, "Whatever happens, it happens for our good in the plan of God." When I think back about what good it was, I understood that God used me as an instrument to make people believe in Him and pray which transformed their lives. This sickness helped me to get close to God. Praise God!

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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

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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

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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.


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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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