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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


The Lord healed my lower back problem - Almitra Soares, USA

I grew up in Mumbai and after completing my college education, I went to the USA. There I met my husband (Goan), got married and we have two lovely children—a son and a daughter. In the beginning, I worked at a refinery and now I am working in a Bank. My children and I attended the inner healing retreat in June 2005. After that I had the honour of meeting Fr. Augustine, Glen and Teresa and Fr Mathew in the US.

Since my early twenties, I suffered from sciatica and had many severe attacks, which would last for a week or so. I was so helpless that I needed someone to help me get out of my bed and move around. I took homeopathic treatment to ease the pain and when I moved to the US, I took painkillers and muscle relaxants. I regularly practiced yoga to help strengthen the back and often did brisk walking. In June 2005 during the physical healing service conducted by Fr. Matthew Naickomparambil, Jesus healed me. Since then I have not had any pain in my lower back. It is now four and half years since I am totally healed. Having grown up in a Hindu family and not having studied the Bible, there is no specific Word of God that moved my faith. However, I was raised with strong values and faith in the Lord above. Having attended many Catholic Masses, the sermons by the priests have certainly brought me closer to God and my journey has taken me through many stages. My faith in God has always been strong but in time I realised the importance of trusting in God, surrendering all problems to Him and finally having no fear. The poem ‘Footprints’ has always been an inspiration to me and made me realise that God will always be there for me as long as I choose to invite Him into my heart. Praise the Lord!

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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