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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


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

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 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

Hindi Convention Ojas 2019

The Divine Retreat Centre will conduct our ninth Hindi convention, in 2019. Two retreats will be held simultaneously on the campus; one for adults and another for couples and youth. All are welcome.

Date: May 26 - May 31, 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

Retreats at the Divine Retreat Centre, Sydney

Divine Retreat Centre, Somersby to hold retreats throughout 2019. For bookings, email Fr Roni George, Director - or Hurry, as admission is limited.

Date: January 2019 - December, 2019

Potta Convention 2019

Potta-Divine's annual Potta Convention will be held at the Potta Ashram, this February. The convention will be led by stalwarts in the Catholic Charismatic ministry. Please come and be blessed beyond measure. All are welcome.

Date: Feb 20 -24, 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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