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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 son passed his exams and found a job in Dubai - Florina D'Souza, Mumbai

I am writing this testimony on behalf of my son. I had attended a retreat at Divine Retreat Centre on 23 July 2010 and gave the testimony of my son on stage. The sister in charge then told me to write it down and hand it over to her along with his photograph. In April 2010, my son Allen answered his TY B.Com examinations. His first paper was OK but for his second paper he was fully prepared, revised his work twice but while getting ready on that particular day, he just could not remember anything. He felt as if that subject was new to him. Later in the evening he started crying bitterly and I did not know what to do. I started praying to the Holy Spirit, sprinkled Holy Water on him and began to read the Word of God asking Jesus to help him. My husband and I told him to relax and forget about it as he could answer that in October. When I woke up in the morning I phoned a priest at DRC and told him about my son. He advised to ask my son to read Psalm 121 before going for his exam. He did so and when he returned after his exam, I asked him how he had fared. With a smile he said that the paper was very easy and I was relieved. Since then my son who never used to read the Bible, started reading the Psalms everyday before going for his exams. He passed his TY B.Com exams and the results were declared while I was at my retreat in July 2010. The computer showed that he had passed but the results were withheld. This caused me anxiety but I did not bother and gave my testimony. While I was praying the words, “Despair not, only trust Me” was flashing my mind. I thanked Jesus for His blessings, my son not only passed his exams but got a better job and has now succeeded in finding a job in Dubai. I have no words to thank Jesus for all the graces and blessings He has showered upon my children. Praise and thank the Lord!

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39th National Youth Retreat

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Date: May 19 - 24, 2019

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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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