Divine Retreat Centre - United Kingdom
"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach the good news to the poor" (Lk 4:18)

Carmel Divine Retreat Centre

CARMEL DIVINE RETREAT CENTRE AT DARLINGTON ,is a branch of the famous POTTA DIVINE MINISTRY that has its origin in a small suburban village in Kerala, India , called Potta. From here , a small group of Indian Vincentian Fathers were doing their Congregation’s main ministry – to do parish evangelization by what we call ‘The Popular Mission Retreats’. This form of retreats were originally started by St. Vincent De Paul himself in his times in France. After the retreats some people were used to visit the Popular Mission Centre for further spiritual guidance and consolation in their burning life problems especially alcoholism related family problems.

All of a sudden one of the Fathers, his name is FR MATHEW NAIKOMPARAMBIL,began to receive divine revelations. When he obeyed God’s guidance, it burst into a great ministry. There were three prayer groups in Potta small church. Holy Spirit asked Fr. Mathew to teach the people to intercede for the whole world [1TIM.2,1-4].
Fr. Mathew chose the Thursday evening prayer group for that. According as Fr. Mathew guided, these humble simple people began to pray for the whole world. Then the heaven was let loose. The Holy Spirit came bursting into the group. Miracles began to take place. The number of the people who came for the prayer began to multiply. It became millions. Fathers taught the word of God to the people. To lead the people to further spiritual growth. The Lord miraculously opened the door to start a retreat centre which we now call the Divine Retreat Centre. It got started in 1990. FR GEORGE PANAKAL is the vessel God used to open the Divine Retreat centre , though many other Vincentian Fathers and lay people helped him. For about 20 years he has been its Director. It’s Fr. George Panakal who opened the present two evangelization centres in U.K, the first one in Darlington and the other one in Ramsgate near Kent.Fr. Kuriakose Punnolil VC
Carmel Divine Retreat Centre​
Darlington, UK

Telephone:  +44.1325 469 400

Fr Kuriakose V C (Mob): 07483375070

Regi Darlington:  07552619237

Reji Paul Boston: 07723035457

E-mail:drcdarlington@gmail.com

Upcoming Retreats

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Keys to the Kingdom - Special Retreat for Religious Sisters

A special retreat for all religious sisters! Come and experience the love of God through Holy Mass, Scriptural Talks, Eucharistic Adoration, Healing Service, Meditation & Confession. The retreat commences on Monday at 5:00pm and finishes on Friday at around 5:00pm. You are most welcome to come on Sunday evening rather than Monday morning to suit ...

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HESED Youth Retreat - October 2017

The retreat commences on Monday at 9.00am and finishes on Thursday at around 4.00pm. You are most welcome to come on Sunday evening rather than Monday morning to suit your convenience.  When you come please remember to carry the following items: ·         Ben linen (Pillow covers and Duvet covers) ·         Towel and Toiletries ·         Bible, Rosary and Notebook

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Malayalam Retreat - October 2017

The retreat commences on Friday at 8:30am and finishes on Sunday at around 4:30pm. You are most welcome to come on Thursday evening rather than Friday morning to suit your convenience.  The three days focus on different aspects: the first day is about God’s Love and forgiveness; the second, on ...

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English Residential Retreat - October 2017

The retreat commences on Friday at 8:30am and finishes on Sunday at around 4:30pm. You are most welcome to come on Thursday evening rather than Friday morning to suit your convenience.  The three days focus on different aspects: the first day is about God’s Love and forgiveness; the second, on ...

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Konkani Retreat - October 2017

The retreat commences on Friday at 8:30am and finishes on Sunday at around 4:30pm. You are most welcome to come on Thursday evening rather than Friday morning to suit your convenience.  The three days focus on different aspects: the first day is about God’s Love and forgiveness; the second, on ...

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