Meet our priests

Fr George Panackal VC

Fr George Panackal is the pioneer and the founder of the Divine Retreat Centre Ministries in India (Muringoor, Kerala). Fr Panackal has been serving as the Director of the Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor for 25 years before he was appointed as the Superior and Director of the Divine Retreat Centre UK. Fr Panackal’s charismatic and compassionate preaching has helped many to overcome their personal struggles and addictions. Through his many travels throughout the world has spoken to 20 million of people personally through spiritual sharing and has helped to reunite broken families and marriages.

Fr George Panackal VC
Fr Antony Parankimalil VC

Fr Antony Parankimalil VC

Fr Antony Parankimalil was ordained a Catholic Priest in December 2004, and comes from a family of 3 other priests. Fr Parankimalil was firstly assigned at the Tabor Retreat Centre, Mumbai, India as an administrator. He was later assigned to Kenya; Vincentian Retreat Centre, Thika where he ministered as the Director for the over 7 years. Fr Parankamilil preached the gospel to many people and nations, and was even blessed with opportunity to preach in places such as China and Korea. Fr Parankimalil currently, serves at the Divine Retreat Centre UK, and he is also in the process of completing his phD.

 

Fr Joseph Edattu VC

Fr Joseph Edattu VC was ordained a Catholic Priest in December 2006. After his ordination, he was appointed as the Administrator Tabor Retreat Centre, Mumbai, after Fr Parankimalil. He was later assigned as the Assistant Director of the Divine Retreat Centre Muringoor and Chalakudy (English and Malayalam Section), under the leadership of Fr George Panackal VC and Fr Augustine Vallooran VC. Fr Edattu is a world-renowned preacher, and have taken the Gospel to different countries such as Singapore, Australia, Africa, Germany, Malaysia and many more. Fr Edattu currently serves as the Associate Director of the Divine Retreat Centre.

Fr Joseph Edattu VC
Fr Jose Palliyil VC

Fr Jose Palliyil VC

Fr Jose Palliyil was ordained a Catholic Priest in Jan 2006. After his ordination he was mainly involved in two ministries; Seminary and Jesus Youth Movement- where he served as the Spiritual Director for many years. Fr Jose Palliyil taught and formed many students within the seminary and in the Vincentian Public School. He was also very much involved in the outreach ministry of the Vincentian congregation known as the Popular Mission Retreats, where the priest visits parishes within different Dioecies and Communities and conduct retreats for the parishioners. Fr Jose Palliyil now serves in the Divine Retreat Centre, UK.

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