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Monthly Reflection by
Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

"Blessed are those who hear the word of God and keep it" (Lk 11:28) - Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

Prayer of the Month

Testimonies

Doctors gave me just a few days to live - Herbert Jayasingh, Mumbai

I am single and a Customer Service Executive. I have been attending retreats regularly at Divine Retreat Centre since 2004. In January 2004, I suffered from Low Blood Count, had TB and most of my organs failed. I was a habitual drinker from the age of twenty three and it went on for fourteen years. I had access to many unholy pleasures in life and my body weight was less than thirty kilos. Initially I was treated at VHS, Chennai but the medication was not responsive due to my weak body. The doctors gave me just a few days to live. At that stage, I attended my first retreat in September 2004 and received transformation listening to the Word of God and after a good confession and receiving Holy Eucharist. When I heard the verse in Luke 18:27 “What is impossible for humans is possible for God” I experienced a moment of bliss. God gave me a repentant heart and a desire to change. Then I went for a good confession and received Holy Communion worthily after many years. In a few days my health started picking up. My organs started functioning normally and in 2005 I went for my check-up. I was told that I was healed of TB completely. The medication was stopped and in eight months’ time my body weight increased to 55 kilos. I was completely delivered from the bondage of drinking and the unholy pleasures of life. My sins were forgiven and I was brought from darkness into light. I became a new creation. I give Jesus all the glory, honour, praise and thanks for making me new and whole.

 
Divine Updates

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 - drcsydney@gmail.com. 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

Tamil Convention in DRC

Answer God's call and experience His burning love for you. Our 12th Tamil Convention will be held at our DRC campus this year. The convention will include 4 simultaneous retreats - for priests & religious, for couples, for youth and for children. Please spread the word.

Dates: 29th April - 4th May, 2018

Divine Retreat Schedules

ENGLISH RETREATS

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.

MALAYALAM RETREATS

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.

OTHER LANGUAGES

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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