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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


Prodigal Son Returns To God - M. Rosario, Maharashtra

"Today if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion." (Heb.3: 15).

My father attended the retreat at Divine in 2003. He is a Roman Catholic but had left the church since 2001.He used to speak against the church but from the very first day of his retreat, he felt the Lord was speaking to him. On the day of confession he did not confess but met a priest in the evening and told him that he was not a Catholic. The priest gave him a word of encouragement and said, “very good, I’ll pray for you.” While going to his room, he heard a voice saying, “If you hear the voice of God, harden not your hearts.” The next day was counselling and it was very encouraging. The counsellor told him to think of his parents. This gave him the final push. He remembered his father’s words at the time of his death. “I can see the Immaculate Conception.” Then he was cleared of all his doubts and made a confession. My mother and all our family members, friends and all the religious at Solapur had prayed for his return to the church. Yes he did return to the church and he says, “I am like a prodigal son who returned to the Father. All praise, thanks, glory and honour to God. Thanks also to the Divine team for their prayers. "I will turn my steps to the altar of God, the gladness of my life" (Ps.43: 4).

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 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, 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

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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.


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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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