Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Divine Retreat Ministry - the powerful healing and loving presence of Jesus Christ

The Holy Father Pope John Paul II has given the urgent call for New Evangelization in the Church. "I see the dawning of a New Missionary Age. The urgency of the New Evangelization demands that the Religious today…stay in the very vanguard of preaching." Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Chapter of the Mary Martha Province of the Vincentian Congregation in India decided that the Potta-Divine Retreat ministry, India, would be the response of the Vincentian Congregation to this call of the Pope.

Why you must attend a good retreat?
1) In the retreat,
the people are led to a total self-surrender, that results in an intimate union with Jesus in the Holy Spirit, as experienced in the Sacrament of the Holy Eucharist

2) After you totally surrender, without any slightest doubt, then, through the experience of the Sacrament of Confession, the retreatants are 

  • convicted of their sin by the Holy Spirit (Jn 16:8),
  • forgiven of their sin by the Holy Spirit (Jn 16:8),
  • forgiven of their sins in the power of the same Holy Spirit through the ministry of the Church (Jn 20:22-23), and
  • given a share in the victory of Jesus over sin (Jn 16:11)




Does Jesus really enter into your life ?
Yes, Jesus is Alive and Active. Jesus is so great that he has time for each and every one of you.


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"He who eats my flesh and drinks my blood abides in me, and I in him" (Jn 6:56). In this intimacy, the love of God is "poured into their hearts through the Holy Spirit" (Rom 5:5). The heart melting under this overwhelming outpouring of love, opens up in turn to love and forgive everyone




For current retreat schedules


POWER 2011 in Divine, (July 24th - 29th)

DRC is back with the highlight of the year: The 6th International Youth Conference - POWER 2011. The very best of International preachers and Gospel bands will be here in Divine to lead us into an awesome experience with the Lord. Be there to experience a totally different atmosphere of prayer. There will be a Couples Retreat and Children's Retreat as well held simultaneously. Don't miss it!

Date: July 24th - July 29th, 2011

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Retreats in the USA (April 1st - April 10th)

The Divine team led by Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC will be conducting retreats in Dallas (http://www.dallasdivineretreat.us/Content/Welcome.html), Los Angeles and Virginia (www.divinemercyva.org), USA from the 1st of April to the 10th of April, 2011. Be there and experience the love and mercy of our Lord.

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Retreats in Canada, (March 8th - 20th)

Jesus calls you to experience His love and mercy. Fr. Michael Payyapilly VC and Fr. Joby Kachappilly VC will be conducting retreats in Canada in the month of March. They will be joined by the singing couple of Divine - Glen and Teresa La'Rive.

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Preaching risen Christ to our Muslim brothers and sisters
Retreats in the UAE, (March 18th - March 31st)

Fr. Augustine Vallooran VC will be conducting retreats in the emirates of Abu Dhabi and Sharjah from the 18th of March till the 31st of March, 2011. Come and experience the powerful presence of Jesus during these retreats.



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This intense experience of love heals all wounds and soothes all the strains in family relationships. The bond of marriage is renewed as a Sacrament of grace incorporated into the spousal relationship between Christ and the Church.




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The Charism of healing is exercised in the context of the Sacrament of the Anointing of the Sick. Healing is understood not in the narrow sense of bodily well-being, but as the love of God flowing into all the brokenness of man to make him whole. The leadership given by the priests in preaching and the exercise of the Sacraments manifests the importance of the Sacrament of Holy Orders. All the charisms of the lay leaders such as counselling, preaching, service and so on, are harmoniously blended and channelized through the Sacramental authority of the priests.



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The retreat ends with the renewal of the Sacramental vows of Baptism and a fresh anointing of the Holy Spirit as experienced in the Sacrament of Confirmation. This all-transforming experience of the baptism of the Holy Spirit is the fulfilment of the promise of Jesus. "But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be my witnesses…to the ends of the earth"(Acts 1:8). This empowering of the Holy Spirit is accepted as a special grace to withstand the temptations of the evil one and to defend and spread the faith by word and action confessing Jesus Christ as the only Saviour of Mankind.


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The grace of these seven Sacraments instituted by Christ as signs of salvation and entrusted to the Church, is experienced afresh in the action of the Holy Spirit for the renewal of Christian commitment.

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