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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC
"Behold, I make all things new“(Rev 21:5)

- Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month


Smoked my last cigarette at the DRC railway station - Vijay C Webster, Bangalore

I am a widower with one son. I am a marketing professional. My first retreat at the Divine Retreat Centre was in 2005. Made my sixth visit recently. I was a chain smoker right from the age of eighteen. I smoked a minimum of sixty to seventy cigarettes a day for twenty years and could not do without it. Hence I avoided coming to DRC with my family. When I came in June 2005 with my nephew, I smoked my last one, while on the way to the retreat, at the railway DRC station. I could not control my urge to smoke during the retreat and on Wednesday I was desperately waiting for the retreat to finish so that I could go out and smoke. On Thursday, after Holy Mass, Fr. Augustine Vallooran was announcing the healings - he said that a person sitting there, with a heavy desire to smoke - God had then taken away that desire. I claimed it. Now it has been eight years since I have not touched a cigarette. All praise and glory to our loving God!

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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

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