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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


Polish Catholic priest healed during retreat - Fr. Jan Jaworski, Papua New Guinea

I am a Catholic Priest from Poland working in Papua New Guinea for twenty six years as a Parish Priest and a chaplain to a government hospital and as a medical doctor – surgeon (ortho) I knew about the Divine Retreat Centre through SMMI sisters, some of whom come from Kerala. I attended my first retreat in 1995. In 1997, I had suffered from blocking of my left index finger. Since there is no conservative treatment, I did not do anything. But as it is an important finger for a practicing surgeon I had decided to go to Poland to have an operation on the finger’s tendon. It was on the way to Poland from Papua New Guinea that I stopped in India and came for the retreat for the second time. During the healing service when I raised my hands to pray, I felt a touch. I thought that it was my neighbour. When I opened my eyes I realised that there was nobody near me who could touch me. Then I realised that my finger was healed and it is so until now. There was no need for any operation or any other treatment. The Word of God that touched me was, “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands” (Is 49:16). After that I attended another retreat at DRC in 2003. My faith is gradually increasing over the years. However, I found out that the ‘stumbling block’ in increasing my faith, as I would like to have it, is my anger which I am not able to live with any longer. For this reason I came again to DRC to ask the Lord to remove from me this anger – the stumbling block in loving God and other people fully and whole heartedly. I praise and thank the Lord Jesus.

Divine Updates

39th 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 19 - 24, 2019

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, 2019

Hindi Convention Ojas 2019

The Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our ninth Hindi convention, in 2019. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults and another for couples and youth. All are welcome.

Date: May 26 - May 31, 2019

POWER 2019 at Divine Retreat Centre

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

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2019. For bookings, email Fr Roni George, Director - or Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2019 - December, 2019

Potta Convention 2019

Potta-Divine's annual Potta Convention will be held at the Potta Ashram, this February. The convention will be led by stalwarts in the Catholic Charismatic ministry. Please come and be blessed beyond measure. All are welcome.

Date: Feb 20 -24, 2019

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. Joshi Kochukudiattil, 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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