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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


My sister was blessed with a child after 12 years of marriage - Petula Pinheiro Chennai, India

I am writing this testimony on behalf of my husband’s sister for whom we prayed for the gift of a child and was blessed by God with a son. She was married on 26 December 1997 and they were childless for twelve years. They tried all sorts of treatment but in vain. Having attended four retreats at Divine Retreat Centre I had great faith that the Lord would bless them with a child through prayer. I strongly believed in the promise of Jesus: “Whatever you ask for in prayer with faith, you will receive" (Mt 21:22). Along with my husband and son I attended another retreat in July 2009 and all three of us prayed for her and her husband through the intercession of Mother Mary trusting in the promises of the Lord: “My eyes are awake before each watch of the night that I may meditate on your promise” (Ps 119: 148). During the inner healing service my husband had a vision of a child while he was praying for his sister. She conceived in September 2009 and a healthy baby boy was born on 19 May 2010. They have named him Adam Spencer. We now constantly place our trust in God because He is always faithful to His promises. Praise and thank the Lord!

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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