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)

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Fr Mathew Naickomparambil V C

Rev. Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil V C is the founder of Divine Retreat Centre, Potta.

Fr. George Panackal VC

Fr Augustine Vallooran VC

Fr Augustine Vallooran VC

Fr Joseph Edattu VC

Fr Antony Parankimalil VC

Mar JOSEPH SRAMPICKAL PASTORAL LETTER

Mar Joseph Srampickal Bishop of Great Britain Mar Joseph (Benny Mathew) Srampickal was born on May 30, 1967 in Poovarany, in the Eparchy of Palai. He entered the minor seminary and he studied philosophy at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, and theology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, where he obtained a licentiate in […]

Priests Retreat – 2017

 

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 […]

“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 […]

The Word of God: Foundation of Faith

“In the beginning was the Word. And the Word was with God and the Word was God; All things were made through him and without him nothing came to be.” (John 1:1-3) The human intellect has the capacity to absorb the knowledge of the world. But spiritual faith is beyond human intellect. True faith is […]

“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 […]

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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