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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Revere Christ as Lord

"(1 Pet 3:15

) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month


God saved us from an ablaze flat - Raymond Lopez, Mumbai

I am a professional compere and an athletic coach. My first retreat at Divine Retreat Centre was in March 2009. The Word of God: “The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and no torment will ever touch them” (Wis 3:1) touched me and I believe it is this hand of God that saved my friend and me from the fires of death. On the evening of 13 February 2010 when we entered our flat, we felt a cold sensation under our feet. Unaware of the gas leakage, we struck the match and to our horror our flat was ablaze in seconds. Both our feet, right up to the knees were burning. In a jiffy the neighbours rushed to our aid, but what followed was excruciating pain and tears. We were  immediately rushed to the hospital. A friend of mine read this news in the daily newspapers and rushed to see us in the hospital. Since our condition was serious, he shifted us to Mumbai by air on the same day. Both our legs up to knees were swathed in bandages and the thighs were covered with grafts. We were under treatment for three months. Seeing my friend who also had great trust in the Lord, I was deeply moved. I used to cry every day and pray for him. Finally we were healed completely. God had a purpose for this and revealed His presence in varied ways. This three-month period helped us to get closer to Him. I understood His plan for me, to spread the good news to all I come in contact with. I praise and thank the Lord.

Divine Updates

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

Inner Healing Retreat for Priests & Religious

Divine Retreat Centre is organising a retreat for priests and religious - to be held in November, 2019. Please spread the word. Prior registration is not required.

Date: Nov 24 - 29, 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

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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.


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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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