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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

Testimonies

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

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 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

Hindi Convention Ojas 2019

The Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our ninth Hindi convention, in 2019. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults and another for couples and youth. All are welcome.

Date: May 26 - May 31, 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

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2019. For bookings, email Fr Roni George, Director - drcretreatrego@gmail.com or drcsydney@gmail.com. Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2019 - December, 2019

Potta Convention 2019

Potta-Divine's annual Potta Convention will be held at the Potta Ashram, this February. The convention will be led by stalwarts in the Catholic Charismatic ministry. Please come and be blessed beyond measure. All are welcome.

Date: Feb 20 -24, 2019

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. Joshi Kochukudiattil, 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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