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)

Posts by Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC

“Do this in memory of me”...

All of us want to be remembered by posterity. We evaluate our life by how well we would be remembered. Consciously and even unconsciously our choices, decisions, occupations, ways of talking and styles of living are moulded by the expectation of how we want to be remembered. The son of a famous boxer recounts how […]

“A light to the nations” ...

St John declares that the joy of his heart was made complete when he shared the good news of Jesus, the Word made flesh, with others. In the very first chapter of his gospel he narrates how along with Andrew he went in pursuit of Jesus. The Rabbi turned to them and asked them what […]

My Divine Encounter with Saint Pope J...

As our Catholic Church Celebrates the Canonization of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II on 27 April 2014 Popes John XXIII and John Paul II will be declared Saints of the Catholic Church this Sunday – 27 April 2014. Pope Francis had announced in July 2013 that he would canonize two of the 20th century’s most […]

“We shall also live with Him...

Opposites rule our life. Failure and success, pleasure and pain, agony and ecstasy toss us around. Life often seems a struggle to maintain the balance between the pattern of sunny days and dark nights, bright hopes and lonely frustrations, sinful pressures and holy longings. Now the big question: Are we forever condemned to this dichotomous […]

“Behold, I stand at the door an...

Lent is a Season of Grace, when God is waiting to repair every damage affecting our life and restore us to the glorious existence that He always intended for us. This is the Season of Salvation when the invitation of the Lord rings in our heart, “Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.” (Mark 1:15) The […]

“This life was the light of the human...

Reflection by Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC Gazing upon the manger, the novelist Hemingway wondered if what had happened at Bethlehem was birth or death. If it were birth, it should havecomp been the beginning of life growing into full glory. However what really took place in the manger was the complete emptying of divine glory, […]

Upcoming Retreats

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Malayalam Retreat - July 2018

The retreat commences on Friday at 8:30am and finishes on Sunday at around 5:00pm. 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 inner ...

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Konkani Retreat - July 2018

Residential Retreats begin at Friday 8:30 am and ends at Sunday 5 pm. For the residential retreats, all retreatants are requested to bring their own Bed linen, Towel and Toiletries. Retreats for children and bible nursery for tiny tots are held simultaneously along with the weekly retreats. We prayerfully look forward to your ...

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Kudumba Vriksha Vishudheekarana Dhyanam (Malayalam)

  The retreat commences on Monday at 9:00am and finishes on Wednesday at around 5:00pm. You are most welcome to come on Sunday evening rather than Monday 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 inner healing and the final day is ...

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Family Renewal Retreat (English) - August 2018

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 inner ...

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HESED Youth Retreat - August 2018

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.  The three days focus on different aspects: the first day is about God’s Love and forgiveness; the second, on inner healing and the final ...

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Inner Healing Retreat for Religious Sisters - September 2018

The retreat commences on Monday at 8:30am and finishes on Sunday at around 4:30pm. You are most welcome to come on Sunday evening rather than Monday 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 inner healing and the final day is ...

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