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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


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


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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