Divine Retreat Centre - United Kingdom
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Posts by Fr Joseph Edattu VC

Power of Fasting

Prayer becomes powerful when it is accompanied by fasting. Jesus did it very often. Before beginning His public ministry, the Lord fasted for forty days. Being God, if Jesus found time to fast and for that long, this clearly shows us the importance of fasting. Why should we fast and pray? 1) Because Jesus taught […]

ARE YOU LIVING FOR GOD?

A question that is often posed and discussed is, “Who came first – the chicken or the egg; the tree or the seed?”  This question has only one answer: God created everything out of nothingness. All of us have been created by God as also the birds, animals and nature. Though animals and human beings […]

Power of Eucharistic devotion

Eucharistic adoration, Holy Hour, Eucharistic processions etc. are traditional Eucharistic devotions which are associated only with Catholic church. If the meaning of the word “ Emmanuel”  is  “God is with us”, then it was the will of God that this Eucharistic Devotion should be spread all over the world very fast. Because Holy Eucharist is […]

Why Should I Avoid Alcohol?

Drunkenness is a horrible affliction plaguing humanity the world over. Many doubt whether it is a sin. Some misuse the Word of God to justify this deadly sin. Let us examine the Word of God on this subject and see why we should avoid alcohol. Alcoholism is the handy work of the devil. (Rom 13:12-13) […]

Are Catholics idolworshipers?

  The original sin of our forefathers was to suspect and break the commandments of Almighty God, when they listened to the tempting advice of satan in the form of a serpent. Using the same intelligent and crafty means there is a growing group of devilish people in our society today who distract and divert […]

Jesus stills our storms

Jesus had been ministering to great crowds. Everything was going smoothly until Jesus called aside His disciples and instructed them to get the boat ready to go to the other side of the sea. The Lord left the crowds after a long day of ministry and and joined the disciples; He slept in the stern […]

Silence of God

By Fr. Joseph Edattu VC One thing that I have always believed is that God will come into our lives at an unexpected moment. He may not come as we expect.  But, certainly He will come. He will hear our prayer one day. One day I was meditating on the conversation that took place between […]

Upcoming Retreats

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Tamil Retreat - November 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 inner ...

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Malayalam Growth Retreat - December 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 inner ...

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Malayalam Retreat - December 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 inner ...

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English Residential Retreat - December 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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