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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!

"(I Cor 9:16)

- Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month


Healed of Childhood Polio Limp - Miss. Mariolo Furtado, Kuwait

Leg braces had become a part of me ever since I began using them as a tiny one year old. A severe attack of Polio had affected my left leg, stunting its growth and gradually shortening its length by nearly three inches. My left leg was very much thinner than the other. I had to wear heeled leather boots and grew up walking with a prominent limp to the left side.

When I first encountered Jesus in my life, I learnt to surrender all my problems at His feet. Accepting my handicap as part of God?s plan for my life, I began to walk with the Lord in faith? it was the beginning of my spiritual growth. He has always stood by my side and never left my hand since. My faith in the Lord has also remained strong as ever.

I am working in Kuwait and had to fly down to Kerala to attend a retreat at Divine Centre in February 1996. My Lord touched me and I experienced his glory during the Adoration. Feeling a painful sensation in my right leg, I came to know the wonder that was taking place? the Lord had begun to heal me.

My left leg had miraculously grown longer and healthier. My limp had also greatly improved and become less painful. Jesus had indeed manifested His glory in all its majesty from the day of my arrival here. He has healed me step by step. Now I can stand on my own two feet for the very first time.

Before I returned to Kuwait, I cast away my calipers and boots, since I did not need them anymore. It was a scene of utter amazement, joy and jubilation that greeted me there. My family, friends, acquaintances and my doctors were unanimous in their proclamation that this was nothing but the glory of the Lord, manifested through this great miracle.

I could only shout ?Alleluia? to the Lord. I proclaim the wonder of His work wherever I go. At prayer meetings, at my work place and during social visits, I testify that the Lord?s mercies will never cease. Several prayer groups in Kuwait have learnt of my recovery. In February 1997, I came once again to the Divine Retreat Centre. This time it was only to thank and praise the Lord for all His mighty blessings.

Divine Updates

40th 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 a Bible nursery will be held. Contact Divine Youth for more details.

Date: May 24 - 29, 2020

Retreats in Divine Retreat Centre, UK

Divine Retreat Centre, Ramsgate UK, is holding several English and Malayalam language retreats - led by Fr. George Panackal VC, Fr. Joseph Edattu VC and Fr Antony Parankimalil VC. All are welcome.

Dates: Jan - Dec, 2020

Hindi Convention Ojas 2020

The Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our 10th annual Hindi convention, in 2020. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults and another for couples and youth. All are welcome.

Date: May 31 - June 5, 2020

Hosanna 2020 in Delhi

Fr. Augustine Vallooran and team will lead a Lenten Convention (in Hindi and English) at Jeevan Jyoti Ashram, Burari, Delhi. Please bring your family and friends. Hear the Word and be refreshed. Free entry to all. 

Date: 6, 7 & 8 March, 2020

POWER 2020 at Divine Retreat Centre

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: the 15th International Youth Conference - POWER 2020. 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 19 - July 24, 2020

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2020. For bookings, email Fr Roni George, Director - or Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2020 - December, 2020

Lenten Mission in Mumbai

Fr. Augustine Vallooran and team comes to St Francis of Assisi Church (Bandra West) Mumbai with a Charismatic Lenten retreat. All are welcome. Please spread the word. 

Date: 28 Feb - 1 March, 2020

Passover 2020 at DRC

Welcome to the season of blessings - mark this Lent with a special Passover Retreat at the Divine Retreat Centre. A time to strengthen yourself in the Lord, as we journey together on the road to Calvary. Led by our Director, Fr Augustine Vallooran.

Date: April 5 - 10, 2020

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 Vincentian priests.


Retreats in Konkani, Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and Telugu

Every week, retreats are held in five different regional languages of India. The retreats are led by Vincentian priests and supported by powerfully anointed laity of God.

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