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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it" (Lk 11:28) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month

Testimonies

The tumour was separated and left suspended - Glen Reuben, USA

I am from Mangalore but living abroad, in USA for the past twenty years. I had brain tumor. From the time it began years earlier, it started showing strange symptoms: thickness in the head, blackouts when rising from seated position. In 1986 I went into depression and then I was left with little option but to turn to God. I have had to hear Him instruct me and walk accordingly for the past twenty years. He had shown me His miraculous power dynamically and led me through this suffering path. In June 1987 I used to hear splitting sound in the brain and sudden loss of feelings. Over the years the hollowness in the head increased and in 1993 the tumor was diagnosed, which my doctor suggested, should not be operated upon but be treated with medication. I went to another hospital at Trivandrum to get a second opinion where the doctor advised an operation. But the surgery was constantly being postponed due to infections or sinusitis or machine breakdown etc. I spent over a month in the hospital. At that time the head nurse suggested to me to go to DRC and participate in a retreat. I came here at the end of January 1994. I found everything was dynamic and powerful but nothing dramatic happened to me here. After I went back to Trivandrum, within a week, on 7 February 1994 the surgery was done. It was later told to me by the same head nurse that the doctor and his team were amazed to find that the tumor was clearly separated and left suspended for easy removal. The surgery was done swiftly and successfully. Although the rest period for such a surgery is two full weeks I walked out in five days! I also was then the only patient not requiring laser post tumor surgery. In the fourth week of January 2011 I attended a thanksgiving retreat at DRC where the Lord restored my eye sight. Now I do not require spectacles which I used to wear for twenty two years. Praise the Lord.

 
Divine Updates

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 - 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

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

Tamil Convention in DRC

Answer God's call and experience His burning love for you. Our 12th Tamil Convention will be held at our DRC campus this year. The convention will include 4 simultaneous retreats - for priests & religious, for couples, for youth and for children. Please spread the word.

Dates: 29th April - 4th May, 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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