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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


Job and finances restored - Philip J. Fernandes, Sharjah

I am working as an Aviation Refuelling Operator with British Petroleum in the Middle East. I attended four retreats at Divine Retreat Centre in the year 2000. When I came for the retreat, I had no job, no money, no house, no one to help me. I was a taxi driver in Dubai. My passport which was given for renewal got delayed and it took thirteen months for my visa to be ready. Had it delayed another month it would have been useless, as my license would expire. I had to work sixteen hours to earn 2000 dirhams. At that time I met with an accident but was miraculously saved. I had just one cut on my forehead and six stitches, but had to take no medication, only get a tetanus injection. I lost my job due to this and was jobless for three years. God then blessed me with a good job where I now earn 7600 dirhams with family status, children’s education paid for and family insured hundred percent medically. God is working mightily in my life. In bad times, God has a great plan behind it. Two and half years ago I lost a lot of money, but it did not bother me much. It is not money that I need, but peace, which is only found in Jesus. At one of my retreats, Fr. Augustine gave me a message saying “My grace is sufficient for you”. These words touched me and I surrendered myself to Jesus unconditionally. I praise and thank God for being with me at all times.

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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