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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


Eucharistic Celebration Healing - Rosalind D’Costa, Mumbai

"I will bless the Lord at all times, His praises shall continually be in my mouth." (Psalm 34:1)

In late 1996, I had a fall. I bumped my head, fell on my back and hurt my right thigh. Immediately, I praised and thanked God that there was no head injury but only severe pain in my back and on the right thigh. I had great difficulty to get on to my bed that night.

I was advised to get myself admitted to the Holy Family Hospital in Mumbai for an X-ray. But I decided not to go to the hospital. Laid up in bed for almost two weeks, I could barely stand or sit down for a long period of time. My lower back and thigh ached while walking to the dining room for my meals.

During those days, I continued to praise and thank God for the situation that I was in. my daily prayer was: “Jesus, You are a mighty God, a mighty Healer, the Divine Physician; Jesus, You are my rock and fortress. I do believe that You can heal me without being admitted to hospital and thus reveal to everyone that nothing is impossible with You, Lord Jesus Christ.”

Meanwhile, I attended a three-day convention led by a team from the Divine Centre at the Sacred Heart Church, Santa Cruz. I participated in all the services from morning till night.

On the first day of the retreat, at the Eucharistic Celebration, I felt that I was healed of all my aches and pain. I was able to sit the whole day. I could also stand up, clap my hands and sing hymns of praise to my Lord.

I was thrilled that Jesus my Divine Healer had worked this miracle for me. That night, I was able to walk home to my brother’s residence without any difficulty, praising God silently.

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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