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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


I refused to abort our child... - Peter Damian Arvind, Karnataka

I am a manpower consultant. I was born non Catholic and I was a Science student. When I heard that Jesus heals at DRC, I came here for the first time in February 2001 to test how that was possible. On the third day of the retreat Jesus touched me and I was totally convinced that He is my true God and I started following Him. I attended my second retreat in June 2001 and a third in December 2001. By Listening to the Word of God, I got converted. I got married to a Catholic girl in May 2003. We are blessed with four kids and each child is a blessing for me. In 2004 my wife was pregnant and at six weeks she started bleeding. The scan report showed that the foetus was dead inside the womb and we were asked to abort the child. I could not believe this and understood through the Word of God that abortion is a sin. So I was against this idea and told the doctor that we will not do this but allow the Lord to do His will. We prayed to the Lord and asked the doctor to do another scan. This time the report showed the foetus alive. We were so glad and this proved that life comes through Jesus and not through science. My child is now seven years of age. I got baptised on Easter night in 2006. In the last ten years, I have seen that Jesus Christ is the true Lord and Saviour and He provides in a way totally different from the teachings of this world. Praise the Lord.

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 - or 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 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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