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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

“I give you a new commandment: love one another as I have loved you" (Jn 13:34)

- Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month


Damaged Eardrum Completely Healed - Jackson Costa, Oman

"On That Day The Deaf Shall Hear The Words Of A Scroll, And Out Of Their Gloom And Darkness The Eyes Of The Blind Shall See"(Is.29:18)

This is a testimony of the miracle that happened in my life when i had visited Divine way back in April 2001. I had ear problem, since the age of two or three when I accidentally put a tamarind seed in my ear for which I had to be operated. But the problem didn't stop there, as occasionally there was blood coming and later puss used to get formed by which I used to get a terrible pain. When checked I found that my eardrum had a hole and had a slight hearing problem. Finally again I got operated in the year 1992 but things didn't get any better. Bleeding, puss, terrible pain and the hole in the eardrum still existed. So when I came to God in 2001 I had met a specialist who said that an operation is necessary as my ear was in a very bad shape. He cleaned my ear and said that I would see him as soon as I was ready for operation.

In the meantime my sister in law virtually forced me to come to Potta. I came to Potta unwillingly and in the very second day I discarded my medicines and prayed to the lord for healing. The priest asked as to who got healed of ear trouble and I put up my hand as I felt a strange feeling come over me. But until then to be very frank I was not absolutely sure that I was cured.

When I came back to Goa and went and saw the doctor for the date of operation, I was stunned to hear the doctor ask me what was the operation for? I answered him meekly saying that you said so and I had the history of ear problem. To that he said, your ear is absolutely fine and there is no need of anything.

Well as any other human being and a sinner I visited another Doctor just out of curiosity to know the truth. They checked my ear and said that the ea drum is fine and there is no hole at all. Praise the LORD!!!

I then left for the Sultanate of Oman to join my duty. And till this very day I never had any discharge of puss, blood, pain, etc. Praise the Lord!!

It's been a long time since I was planning to visit Divine to give thanks. I had to come on an emergency visit just for my sister in laws wedding and since I was only one doing all the arrangement I could not make it to Divine at that time. I will thank and praise the Lord forever.

Divine Updates


Divine comes to Chennai with the 'Magnificat on March 10, 2018. Fr. Jacob Arimpur VC will lead the services. With special sessions for children.

Venue: Stella Maris College, Cathedral Road

MAGNIFICAT in Bangalore

Celebrate an evening with our Lord in Bangalore at the 'Magnificat' on March 17, 2018. Services to be led by Fr Jacob Arimpur VC. All are welcome. Music by Glen and Teresa La'Rive.

Venue: St. Joseph's Boys' School Chapel, Museum Road, Bangalore

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

Divine Retreats in Australia

Fr. Michael Payyapilly will lead several special retreats across Australia - in Brisbane, Hobart, Sydney and Melbourne. Please bring your family and friends. Hear the Word and be refreshed. 

Date: February 19 - March 4, 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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