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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

I let go of my greed for food, chocolates and sinful pleasures - Sumantha Arun Mitra, Pune

I am a non-Christian. I had been suffering with many illnesses in mind and body. My wife who is a Catholic used to have holy experiences and revelations through Divine TV programmes in the USA. This is my first retreat at DRC and the Lord Jesus touched me in a special way with His words: “The kingdom of God has come near to you” (Lk 10:9); “If you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you" (Lk 17:20); “Do not fear or be dismayed at this great multitude; for the battle is not yours but God's” II Chr 20:15); "Ask, and it will be given you; search, and you will find; knock, and the door will be opened for you” (Mt 7:7); “So if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation: everything old has passed away; see, everything has become new!” (II Cor 5:17). At first I understood that every sin will give only worldly pleasures. I have undergone tremendous spiritual changes during confession of my sins to Jesus Christ. I do not have unholy thoughts any more. I have let go off my greed for food, chocolates and the other sinful pleasures of life. I have also received healing for my anxiety, sadness and worry about my financial tensions. I have decided to live a holy life after this retreat praising the Lord with every breath. Though I am a non-Christian I am completely convinced of the power, love, and fullness of Jesus Christ. I wish and want to take my first step towards Him by getting myself baptised at the earliest. I wish to spend the rest of my life in His companionship. I am inspired by the testimony of Aravindaksha Menon and wish to spread the Word of God to my fellow brethren. I praise and thank the Lord for this wonderful experience.

 
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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