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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC
"Behold, I make all things new“(Rev 21:5)

- Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month


Retired schoolteacher healed of tumour - Jean D'Couto, Pune

I am a retired school teacher. I taught for almost forty years. I am married and have two children. My daughter is married and lives in Cochin. My son too is married and lives with us in Pune. We are blessed with two lovely grandchildren, a boy and a girl. My husband and I have been attending retreats at Divine Retreat Centre since 2002. Each time we have been physically, mentally and spiritually enriched, filled with the love, light, grace and power of the Holy Spirit. I was touched by the Word of God: “But strive first for the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well” (Mt 6:33). I had an excruciating pain in my right leg in April 2010. The ortho and neuro doctors termed it as a muscular/nerve problem since the x-ray and scan reports of my leg and spine came clear. In end July 2010 we attended the couples’ retreat and on returning to Pune, prompted by my Precious Lord, I asked a doctor friend of ours if the discomfort in my leg could be due to some cancer. He then asked me to do a Pet Scan and the report revealed that a 3 x 3 cm mass rested on the main nerve that runs through the right leg which put pressure and caused terrible pain. I was immediately referred to an oncologist as the mass was cancerous. At this stage, I was not at all troubled and surrendered myself totally to our Divine Healer. I had nothing to fear with my Precious Lord by my side. I placed all my trust in Him and believed I would be totally healed. I was asked to do six chemo therapies. After the second chemo, a sonography was done and very miraculously the mass had totally disappeared. I visited the doctor with the report and exclaimed with joy. My God has healed me and the doctors smiled. I know it was my God guiding and giving them the wisdom using them as His powerful instruments to take care of His children here on earth. I completed my treatment in January 2011 and the Pet Scan done after that showed clear. I praise and thank the Lord for healing me completely. We are here at this retreat to spend time with the Lord, soaking ourselves in His love and presence, thanking and praising Him unceasingly for all His blessings.

Divine Updates

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

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. Joshi Kochukudiattil, 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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