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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


God's Plan In My Life - Rajkumar M.S., The Nilgiris, India

I was born and brought up in Wellington (Ooty), India. At present I am working as a Manager in HSBC, Bangalore. I have attended nine retreats and this is my tenth retreat. Being highly ambitious in life, I could not study to my expectation due to a poor financial background. I encountered many obstacles, criticism and humiliations in my life due to which I was broken to such an extent that I wanted to commit suicide. My only aim in life was to an officer in the armed force. I joined as a soldier and made all attempts to achieve my goal but was unsuccessful. Even the person whom I helped in the Commission Exams passed but not me. I did not lose hope but repeated attempts made me more unsuccessful. This brought a lot of stress and humiliation to my mind.

Life changed for me after my eighth retreat and my name was called during the Inner Healing session and the message was God had a better plan for me. I have been attending retreats since 1996 and every retreat brought me closer to Jesus and increased my faith in Him. Psalm 23 and Psalm 91 gave me confidence. According to God’s plan, I left the Indian Army and started my carrier as a civilian. Slowly I overcame all the obstacles of life and I became the Manager for HSBC Bank, Bangalore. Jesus also blessed me with a wonderful wife. I thank and praise the Lord for all the wonderful things He has done in my life. 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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