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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Hallowed be Thy name"(Lk 11:2) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month

Testimonies

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

MAGNIFICAT in Chennai

Divine comes to Chennai with the 'Magnificat', on June 23, 2018. Fr. John Prince VC will lead the services. With special sessions for children.

Venue: Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2017. For bookings, email Fr Roni George, Director - drcsydney@gmail.com. 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

POWER 2018 at Divine Retreat Centre

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 13th International Youth Conference - POWER 2018. 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 22 - July 27, 2018

Divine Retreat Schedules

ENGLISH RETREATS

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.

MALAYALAM RETREATS

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.

OTHER LANGUAGES

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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