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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


No Trace of Recurring Cancer! - John Roy, Bangkok

I am 36 years old from Maradu, Kochi presently staying at Bangkok. Right from 2001, I used to visit the hospital frequently for stomach pain. Proper examination was not done. During January 2002 I had a severe stomach pain and was admitted at the same hospital in Bangkok. On examination, they found a large tumour on head of my pancreas. The surgeon told me that it was too late and that they could not do anything. He advised me to go to my hometown for surgery.

Hence I came to Kochi and was admitted at Amrita Hospital. I underwent a 12 hours long risky surgery done by world famous surgeons at that hospital. But by grace of Lord, finally the surgery was a success and the tumour was removed. On pathological examination it was found that tumour was cancerous. Later I had radiation & chemotheraphy treatment at Amala Hospital, Thrissur. The doctor told me that if the tumour does not repeat within 5 years, I am perfectly healed.

Then during April 2002, I attended a one-week retreat at Divine Retreat Centre. It was a splendid experience listening to the Lord daily from 6 AM to 10 PM. During the retreat, it was announced that a person who had tumour in the stomach was being healed by the Lord. It was me. Praise the Lord! Thank you very much Lord for having mercy on me. After attending the retreat, I left for Bangkok to resume my work.

Till date I have been undergoing CT scan for my stomach every six months, and by Lord's Grace, there are no traces of any repeating tumour. I thank the Lord for showering his blessing on me and I also thank all at Divine Retreat Centre for praying strongly for me & others. May the Almighty Lord shower his compassion & blessing to those sick persons reading this testimony.

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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