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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


Jesus Healing Man Who Had Lost Hope - Thomas D’Souza, Mumbai

I was working on a Rig in Iran. AT the time of my accident, I was signalling to the crane operator. Suddenly, the pipe of the crane dashed my helmet and the pulley hit my head. As a result, I fell to the ground, injured my head and was unconscious. I was bleeding profusely on the stretcher.

I was on the Rig for 8 hours as there was no helicopter available at night. I was taken to a hospital in Iran and was operated on my head. I was completely paralysed on the right side and also in a coma. A special helicopter was chartered from Germany to bring me back to Mumbai.

A filter has been fitted near my heart to avoid thrombosis. I was hospitalised for 6 months. Due to stoppage of some medicines, my left was considerably swollen and my right leg was reduced in size. It was at this time that I heard about Divine Retreat Centre. This is my 4th retreat in Divine!

During all these retreats, my back pain and knee pain has cured completely. My feet have partial improvement. I am also improving slowly from my brain problems. My regular visits to Divine Retreat Centre have transformed me spiritually and in my health. I request everyone who has lost hope and to whom doctors have give up on to visit Divine and to pray to God our Father and Jesus – the Divine Physician! I thank and praise the Lord for His Loving and Healing Touch. 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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