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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


A Good Confession Heals Man - Walter Pinto, Mumbai

"I Rely On Your Constant Love; I Will Be Glad, Because You Will Rescue Me"(Ps.13:5)

I am a graduate from Srinagar, Kashmir and now working for M/s.German Remedies as Area Manager for Government Industries in Mumbai. My first retreat was in August 2001. A good confession of my sins broke down and rooted out all the stones in my kidneys, which made me suffer with acute pain for 20 years. The stones were forming in my kidneys on an average once in six months. I got fed up with the passing of 42 kidney stones. I took homeopathic treatment, which was of no use. I had undergone surgery twice. Every now and then I had to go through Lithotripsy, which was a costly affair. Even then the stones kept forming within me. I was miserably disappointed. At this stage God intervened in my life. I was taken to Divine Retreat Centre by force. On the first day I tried to escape but was caught by the Security. Thanks to them. Slowly I took a liking for the Word of God and stuck to my seat for the entire week, and the power of the Word of God melted my heart. I asked Lord Jesus to help me to confess my sins and I repented. Tears flowed out of my eyes and for the first time in my life I wept so bitterly. After confession I felt very light. I was over joyed and forgot myself. I knew my Lord had forgiven me. Since then till date I have no more pain and no more stones. I am here to thank and praise my Jesus for healing me. I got this healing through forgiveness of my sins by confession. Thank you Lord! Alleluia

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 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, 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

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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