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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Revere Christ as Lord

"(1 Pet 3:15

) - 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 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

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

Inner Healing Retreat for Priests & Religious

Divine Retreat Centre is organising a retreat for priests and religious - to be held in November, 2019. Please spread the word. Prior registration is not required.

Date: Nov 24 - 29, 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

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, 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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