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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


14-lump tumor in the colon healed - Maxie Gomes, Mumbai


On 27 June, on the feast day of Our Lady of Perpetual Succour, I learnt that I had gastro problem and later started losing blood in the stool. My daughter-in-law then took me to a gastro specialist and got my colonoscopy test done. I was diagnosed of having colon cancer, which was in the initial stage. My daughter in law and the doctor kept it a secret. Later when I learnt about it, I broke down and in the midst of my brokenness, I heard a voice telling me, “Do not fear for I am with you.” I got courage hearing this and said to myself “If God is for me, who can be against me.” I then informed my prayer group and Divine Prayer Tower to pray for me including all my friends and dear ones. On 1 October 2010, the first Friday of the month, Fr. Joshi announced that the Lord is touching and healing three people who will be undergoing an operation in the following week. My friend claimed the healing for me. Keeping all my trust in the Lord, I underwent an operation on 4 October and it was a success. The tumor consisted of 14 lumps which were sent for biopsy. The biopsy reports said that those lumps were not malignant. The doctor however, prescribed no medicines and no chemo. I therefore thank and praise the Lord for uniting my family and for all the wonders that He has worked for me in my life. “For nothing is impossible with God” (Lk 1:37)

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 - 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 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. Mathew Elavumkal, 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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