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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


Shortened Left Leg Completely Healed - Elina Monteiro, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

I am a teacher by profession working in Dubai for the last ten years. In 1990 I met with a road accident and had multiple fractures. I was bedridden for two and a half years with nine major surgeries. My left leg became shortened. In 1993 I attended a retreat at Divine Retreat Centre, for the first time, with crutches. During the Healing service, I was touched by the Lord and the severe knee pain vanished. While the healings were announced I had kept my crutches out of sight of the people but the preacher was announcing that someone who came with crutches was healed. "So also will be the word that I speak – it will not fail to do what I plan for it; it will do everything I send it to do." I felt as though someone was pulling my leg and to the joy of all, especially my mother who looked after me, I could walk to the stage without the usual difficulty. The leg that was short became normal and I was able to walk home without limping!

God also blessed me with a happy married life. Before marriage I had undergone fibroid surgery and fourteen fibroids were removed, a few of them were very large. The doctor said that the fibroids would grow and due to my other conditions, having a child would be difficult and risky. I had undergone fourteen surgeries altogether including the nine on the leg. In spite of all this I was blessed with a healthy and beautiful daughter. In July 2009 I attended the International Couples’ Retreat and glorified God once again. I praise and thank the Lord for working wonders and miracles in my life.

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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