Monday, February 19, 2018


The Holy Season of Lent began this year on 14 February 2018 - ASH WEDNESDAY.

As of today, a weekly spiritual video talk will be posted every Sunday on this Friends of Divine blog until Palm Sunday - the 6-part DIVINE LENTEN 2018 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION SERIES - so that every one of us will seek to live for Jesus with no self-willed barriers in our hearts and mind but to proclaim the Glory of God.

On Holy Thursday, a Eucharistic Adoration service will be posted.

Let us open our hearts to the call of Pope Francis' LENTEN 2018 Message:

"By devoting more time to prayer, we enable our hearts to root out our secret lies and forms of self-deception, and then to find the consolation God offers. He is our Father and he wants us to live life well."

"Almsgiving sets us free from greed and helps us to regard our neighbour as a brother or sister. What I possess is never mine alone. How I would like almsgiving to become a genuine style of life for each of us! How I would like us, as Christians, to follow the example of the Apostles and see in the sharing of our possessions a tangible witness of the communion that is ours in the Church! For this reason, I echo Saint Paul’s exhortation to the Corinthians to take up a collection for the community of Jerusalem as something from which they themselves would benefit (cf. 2 Cor 8:10). This is all the more fitting during the Lenten season, when many groups take up collections to assist Churches and peoples in need. Yet I would also hope that, even in our daily encounters with those who beg for our assistance, we would see such requests as coming from God Himself. When we give alms, we share in God’s providential care for each of His children. If through me God helps someone today, will He not tomorrow provide for my own needs? For no one is more generous than God."

"Fasting weakens our tendency to violence; it disarms us and becomes an important opportunity for growth. On the one hand, it allows us to experience what the destitute and the starving have to endure. On the other hand, it expresses our own spiritual hunger and thirst for life in God. Fasting wakes us up. It makes us more attentive to God and our neighbour. It revives our desire to obey God, who alone is capable of satisfying our hunger."

The first video of the 6-part DIVINE LENTEN 2018 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION SERIES at the top of this post is "REPENTANCE LEADS US TO THE LOVE OF GOD” by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C., Director – Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor. Kerala. India

In this Spirit-filled homily, Fr. Augustine explains with insightful wisdom why  Jesus' first preaching, " 'Repent! The Kingdom of God is at Hand' (Matthew 4:17) is a message of great value for every one of us - a message of great hope! We know the prophets of the Old Testament came down to the people and often when they spoke , it was the language of fire and brimstone falling from Heaven to burn the human race. A God who was waiting to punish and eliminate the human race because of our sin."

 "But the tone of Jesus is altogether different -  a tone of God's Mercy and Forgiveness - giving you and me a great hope! We know how sinful we are. We know there is "'unfreedom' in the very centre of our hearts."

"What does it mean to repent? To repent means "I turn to God. I look at His Face. I turn away from my sins...I turn away from all that is captive in my heart. I turn to God and say, "I surrender! I place all the wretchedness in my heart in the Hands of God. That is what repentance means"

"Often people mistake repentance for guilt feelings. The two are very different. Repentance comes out of love. I know my God loves me. I know that He will forgive me. But guilt does not come from love. It comes from pride. Guilt feeling leads us to sadness but repentance leads us to love - to believe in the God who saves me."

Fr. Augustine explains with enlightening clarity why true repentance of a single person bring great rejoicing in Heaven!

Next Sunday, Rev. Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C., Director, Tabor Divine Retreat Centre, Mumbai, India will be sharing the Word of God on a  heart-provoking topic - "WHY CONFESSING TO A PRIEST MATTERS".

Please do share this Divine Lenten 2018 Weekly Video Reflection series with your loved ones, prayer groups and friends to make this sacred season of Lent a truly transforming experience in our Christian life.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018


Eight days has already passed by in this New Year - 2018. For me, Advent and the the days leading to the New Year are often days of deep introspection of my life in the year gone by 2017 and the year that lies ahead 2018.

We will welcome new friends and say goodbye to dear ones. Sadly, I learnt that a very dear friend in Singapore, an ex-colleague of mine, had finished his race on earth as a pilgrim on 05 January 2018. I will now only see him in the memories of my heart. Yet, the last time I visited Joe Lim at his home in June 2017, he was very positive despite his long battle with cancer. Joe had no more regrets, he had made his peace with God and most of all, in his last few years, Joe lived his life with holy joy. He was proud to proclaim, "I am a Catholic!" and that he was definitely ready to return to God. There was great serenity and peace that radiated from Joe's face. His will was to live the Will of God. He told me that one of his greatest joys was sharing his life's testimony at a Divine Retreat in Singapore in 2013. I know it greatly touched many Singaporeans hearts because of his honesty in sharing about his life. It took immense personal courage. I know I cried listening to his testimony. It was so powerful as Joe gave witness to the Power of Jesus in his life.

Joe Lim on extreme right with his daughter Jean during Christmas 2010 Visit to Divine Girls Home
When I got the news regarding Joe's demise, I was first filled with sadness. We were not close when I was his colleague in the same company. He seemed rather quiet and at that time our age difference also played a part. I was in my mid-twenties. Neither of us knew we were Catholics because we rarely spoke of our faith at work unless we were asked directly. We became good friends when I helped coordinate the first 5-day Divine retreat in Singapore in 2010.

When I look to what 2018 and hopefully what the years ahead hold for me, that is what I would like my identity to be, "I am Catholic and I am Alive". I hope my life will exemplify the mission Jesus has given to me while I am here on earth. We are all pilgrims. Our final journey is to our Eternal Home in Heaven. I still have personal mission goals I have always felt called to since my first retreat in 1998. Have I fully answered that Call of God? To be honest, the answer is not yet. It is something, if we look really deep into our hearts, many of us will probably feel so. Does that answer mean we have failed God? I do not believe so - otherwise my nearly fourteen years of full-time ministry would have been a waste. God's Time is very different from our human time-frame. So what did Jesus teach me in my quest to live as a Catholic should - as God wants me to?

First of all, it is to change my heart and my mind from one of my human will and human goals- to a heart and mind trying my best to do God's Will. For that, each one of us must be willing to go through difficult times, to experience what St. John the Cross and Saint Mother Teresa spoke of "the dark nights' of the soul", to honestly accept and do our best to overcome our human weaknesses/failings. All these inner transformation of our heart and mind has taken all these years for me and will always be ongoing. Over the past 4-5 years, some close old friends have said they have seen a very distinct change in me. It seems, I am more at peace and more reflective and calmer about life. When I was first told that, I would joke that now I am becoming like many of the Vincentian priests and my lay friends who are serving here in Divine Retreat Centre finally - having that peaceful Divine look! On a serious note, I know the changes God has made in me and I am truly thankful to God.

I was seriously trying to discern what I am being called to to do in 2018. The answer was actually what I felt very deeply in my heart and mind while I attended the Annual CALLED...GIFTED...SENT FORTH 2017 Retreat for Priests, Religious & Lay Leaders in Ministry here in our retreat centre from 30 July - 04 August 2017.  It was to have courage to do what was needed to answer the call that Jesus had so clearly placed in me as a clear vision and vocal call I felt deep within my heart in Singapore  - just one week after my first Divine retreat in 1998. Until today, it remains extremely vivid and I am reminded a few times every year in prayer.  When my lay friends and I have shared about God's Call to each of us, the one thing that scares us is the lack of security when one is a lay person to serve in full-time ministry. In fact, another question is also, "How do we balance our work life and ministry life?" Serving God is a commitment. It is not only about serving when one is feeling good and happy. It is never easy but if we turn to God, we will know the answer when the choice we make brings us the kind of inner peace that cannot be explained in human words. No one can give us the right answer - only God can!

The answer in my heart during the retreat last year was, "What are you waiting for? Who are you waiting for? I am with you, Susan. Do what I want you to." To be honest, I actually fell very ill immediately after the retreat and eventually  after 4 days being bed-ridden, I ended up spending 5 days in hospital. So the last 2 days in hospital, I began thinking of the fragility of my own life. Would I be alive next year? if so, would I be ready like my friend, Joe to happily march on to Heaven's Gate one day soon? I knew in June 2017 when I visited Joe that it was likely the last time I would see him. It was just a strong feeling and the time we had together stayed in my mind. He was one friend who had always encouraged me to serve full-time in India. It really encouraged me that some one who knew me strongly believed what I was doing mattered. Yes, it is a very human feeling but even in ministry, one needs affirmation once in a while  just as we do in half-yearly and yearly reviews in the workplace. It helps to spur us on.

Well, the good news for each of us is every day that you and I are alive is a great blessing for us to live Jesus' Call. It is about our every day life as well as other special call God places in each of our hearts. God is so amazing - He gives a unique call to each of us. We do not need to compare ourselves with each other. As St. Mother Teresa says,  "Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today."  I want to live my faith so that I can hopefully be a light to others around me: especially those who may not know Christ or have not had a personal God-experience yet. If I can share the great joy within me that I am a Catholic with others, then I am alive for Christ! I have to always keep the fire burning in my heart to fully answer God's Call - to never give up.

The years ahead -2018 and beyond - are going to be challenging as I answer God's Call to serve "outside the box" if I have to. To not be within the comfort zone of my nearly 14-year ministry. It is to be like the Apostles before - to venture to new avenues of evangelization as per God's Call. It is about a deep need to pray and discern and not to be afraid. To dare for Jesus and to accept the joys and at times the setbacks or disappointments in my ministry efforts. Being a Catholic is accepting gracefully the crosses  you and I will inevitably face. Jesus said, "If any one wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow me." (Luke 9:23)  

What is important to remember iare the many assurances the Word of God promises each of us  - you and me. Below are a few that mean a lot to me personally: 

"Do not be afraid  - I am with you! 
(Isaiah 43:5)

"I alone know the plan I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster,
plans to bring about the future you hope for." 
(Jeremiah 29:11))

"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
(Philippians 4:13)

"For nothing will be impossible with God
 (Luke 1:37)

The Lord, My Guardian 
(Psalm 121)

On 30 December, a mission I had spent a lot of time over the past 3 months did not materialize. For about two hours I was really  sad and defeated. And then I remembered something I have heard so many times during the talks in our retreat centre - "Nothing happens that is not according to God's Plan." So I literally spoke this words out in my room, "Here, Jesus , please take this failed mission effort. It is Yours now. I tried my best." Then I took an hour's nap and focussed on other mission efforts. It was not really a failed effort because I learnt some very valuable insights which will help me and all others involved in our future efforts. Jesus will definitely show the way  when it is in His Time. What did I gain personally? It is getting to know lay Catholics in a different country who were/are willing to promote evangelization efforts. It is an amazing joy to know that there are lay Catholics who are committed to bring Christ to others. No one is willing to give up. They have started praying and planning for new mission efforts. On my part, I continue to pray and believe that God's Call will always happen. It is to never give up and to remember, "For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised." (Hebrews 10:36)

When we look at our own personal lives, are we sharing the joy of our Catholic faith with those closest to us - our family members and friends? Often, they are the hardest to share our faith with. Why? Well, because they know us so well from childhood or our younger days. I know what I was like before my personal God-experience. The kind God wanted to spit out of His mouth, "So you are lukewarm, neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of My mouth." Revelations 3:16)" Well, it takes courage to share our active Catholic faith with others. There can be fun and non-threatening ways. One of my sisters started a chat group among the siblings where we learn through interesting fun questions about our Catholic faith or just from the daily readings or some reflections. All of us try to ask and answer the questions and it is great as we learn from each other. I love this WhatsApp chat group! We try to come up with interesting Catholic faith questions in a fun and joyful way. It works a whole lot better than trying to talk seriously about our faith as God calls each of us in a special way - it is not a case of one size fits all especially in my family. For my special-needs nephew, we share YouTube Christian hymns with lyrics as he loves to sing. So there are always ways to share our Catholic faith with our loved ones. It helps brings us closer. We also have a Prayer chat group so we can share prayers that we can pray together or for our personal needs. This has definitely brought my siblings and I closer to each other and to God.  

It is important that we are open to find ways to share Christ with those around us. Let us not forget to have personal prayer time daily and to help celebrate the Holy Mass daily.

The YouTube video at the top of the post is an uplifting hymn, "I AM CATHOLIC...I AM ALIVE", the 50th Anniversary theme song by the Archdiocese of Mumbai for the 38th International Eucharistic Congress that was hosted in Mumbai in 1964. 

It is a touching hymn that I pray,  speaks to the heart of every member of our Friends of Divine Network, to joyfully exclaim from this New Year   "I am Catholic and I am Alive!"

From all of us in Divine Retreat Centre, we thank all of you for your constant support, prayers and encouragement for the Divine-Potta's mission efforts in India and across the world. We are all God's Family! 

Wishing you and your loved ones a Most Joyous, Blessed and Fulfilling New Year 2018!

This post is dedicated to my dear friend, the late Joe Lim, 
who has inspired me in my faith journey!

Friday, June 9, 2017

"CALLED...GIFTED...SENT FORTH" 2017 ANNUAL RETREAT [30 July - 04 August 2017] - incl. 2016 TESTIMONIES

From 30 July - 04 August 2017the CALLED...GIFTED...SENT FORTH 2017 Annual Retreat & Formation for Priests, Religious & Lay Leaders in Ministry will be conducted in Divine Retreat Centre, Kerala India. This annual retreat has transformed and converted the hearts of many who are serving in our Lord's vineyard. It is a special occasion to commit yourself to an anointed time set apart for Jesus - to allow Jesus to speak to your heart.

“So, our vocation is to go, not just to one parish, not just to one diocese, but all over the world; and do what? To set people's hearts on fire, to do what the Son of God did. He came to set the world on fire in order to inflame it with His love.”
St. Vincent de Paul

Is this retreat meant for you? If you are called by the Lord as a priest or religious or want to serve the Lord whether it is in a church ministry or in a call God has placed in your heart, then it is meant for you. It is a special grace to come and experience in a personal tangible way how to answer Jesus' Call and to serve joyfully at all times.

Do I feel truly empowered by the Holy Spirit to help set hearts on fire for Jesus?

Is daily and ministry life hectic that I have no time to experience a personal retreat?

Am I busy ministering to others but have no time for Jesus to minister to 
my heart, my mind, my soul?

What is my Call from God - how am I answering His Call? 

Is my ministry becoming burdensome, dry and rife...just a routine?

Is there joy, peace and love in my ministry?

If any of the above quesions has touched a chord in your heart, this Divine Annual CALLED ...GIFTED SENT FORTH 2017 Retreat & Spiritual Formation for Priests, Religious & Lay Leaders in Ministry is an anointed time of Grace to sit, listen, be renewed and empowered at the Feet of Jesus!

Many have asked what is the retreat all about. Come with an open heart and God touches each person in a unique and personal way!

Below are 2 inspiring testimonies of Friends of Divine based in Malaysia and Australia who have attended this retreat in 2016. We praise and thank God for touching their lives deeply.

Rev. Fr. Simon Kontou, Parish Priest, St.Dominic's Parish, Sandakan Diocese, Sabah, East MalaysiaCalled...Gifted...Sent Forth 2016 

The upcoming retreat is conducted by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C., Director, Divine Retreat Centre, Rev. Fr. Jacob Arimpur V.C., Asst. Director, Divine Retreat Centre, Rev. Fr. Joseph Edattu V.C., Associate Director, Divine Retreat Centre, Ramsgate, Kent, UK  and other gifted preachers and music ministry leaders

We pray for every person who feels called by our Lord to be a part of this special retreat in 2017.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Friends of Divine: LENTEN 2017 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION NO.6: "EVERY SUFFERING IS A CALL FROM GOD" by Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C.

Have you pondered what kind of faith you have? Is it deeply rooted in the Word of God or is our faith planted in loose soil of worldly expectations? Can I stand in the Presence of God and declare that I have picked up my cross and followed Jesus in my life?  

The final video of the 6-part DIVINE LENTEN 2017 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION SERIES at the top of this post is "EVERY SUFFERING IS A CALL FROM GOD"  by Rev.  Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C., Director - Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor, Kerala, India.

In this heart-provoking homily, Fr. Augustine explains with insightful wisdom how our faith is moulded by the sufferings we face in our lives and the importance for us to have a Christian character.

"Often our faith is very shallow. When I ask for something, I want it immediately. I want it right then. If God does not give it to me, I will go to another god….My life is centred o me, my agenda, my plan and my timetable. Faith is the opposite. Faith is centring my life on God. I do not understand God’s Plan but yet I wait for God’s Plan to be revealed God could be disciplining our faith to make us become perfect. In Romans 5:5, St Paul tells us, ‘When there are problems, do not become disheartened because afflictions bring us endurance, endurance brings us character and character brings us hope A hope that will never fail us.’

“What is Christian character? Christian character is the way we continue trusting in God.”

“Every moment of pain and every moment of struggle is when we share in the Cross of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 3:15) It means God is so close to me He said, ‘Take up your cross and come after me.’ (Matthew 16:24)  I take the cross and go after Jesus step by step. ‘Come after me’, Jesus said. What does that mean? It means Jesus is in front of you He walks in front to Calvary – from there to the Glory of the Resurrection.” 

For those of us baptized in Jesus Christ, there is nothing called Ancestral Curse. Romans 8:1 – ‘If you are in Christ Jesus, you are not under a curse.’

“The Bible teaches us that every drop of tear, every but of pain offered with the Cross of Jesus will bring salvation to someone we love who is close o us – someone we are praying for That is what is called Intercessory Prayer.”

Therefore, a moment of suffering is not a moment of curse. It is a moment of a Call. God is calling you to be united with Jesus….Mothers and Fathers, Husbands and Wives, Brothers and Sisters, if you choose to love, that means you choose to save. If you choose to save, that means you choose to suffer.”

“A moment of pain is a moment the Lord is calling us to the Cross as a co-saviour – ‘Come! Take up your cross and follow me.’”

On Maundy Thursday, the Healing Adoration Service, “COME TO ME ALL YOU WHO ARE BURDENED AND I WILL GIVE YOU REST (Matthew 11:28)” conducted by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C. will be posted as we surrender our lives to Jesus this Holy Week.

We give thanks to God for the proclamation of His Word through the Divine Lenten 2017 Weekly Video Reflection series. Please share this post with your loved ones, prayer groups and friends to make this sacred season of Lent a truly transforming experience in our Christian life.

Monday, April 3, 2017


Have you ever thought seriously of the meaning of your life on earth? Have you truly made reaching Heaven the ultimate goal in your life?  If these questions have not been something that crossed your mind, then it is time to do so. For our life on earth is just a short journey. The ultimate destination of every Christian is to reach Heaven – our Eternal Home.

The fifth video of the 6-part DIVINE LENTEN 2017 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION SERIES at the top of this post is "THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH” by Rev. Fr. Jacob Arimpur V.C., Assistant Director - Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor, Kerala, India. In this Spirit-filled sharing, Fr. Jacob exhorts each of us - “Jesus is posing a very important question today to all of us.  ‘Is your life earth-bound or Heaven-bound?’ It is a very important question that Jesus is asking each one of us .In Philippians 3:20, we are reminded that 'Our citizenship is not of this world.’ We are living in this world – that is the reality. But Jesus is reminding us, ‘Let the world not enter into your life.’”

“Jesus is not saying the world is evil or that the world is bad. Whatever God has created is good. But often what happens is we start abusing what God has created. It is there that the problem lies. We are not able to use these gifts of Graces that God has given us in the proper way. That is the root cause of many of the problems we are facing today.”

“Jesus is asking us to short or re-orient our focus from the world to Heaven which is our ultimate decision. “

“We are not realizing that we are dying every moment. What we are not seeing is this: we are not able to see Heaven – the ultimate reward of what God will give us.”

“Let us go beyond the ordinary way of looking at things. If we want to experience joy and peace in this world, we have to do it. Jesu sis asking us to lift our perspective to Heaven from this earth.”

“A true Christian says, ‘What is mine is a gift of God so I will share it.’”

“The Lord is giving us a foretaste of Heaven – how beautiful it would be if we reach Heaven!  Your life is not to end here. There is life after death.”

Next Sunday, Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C., Director of Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor, Kerala, India will be sharing the Word of God on "EVERY SUFFERING IS A CALL FROM JESUS”.

Please do share this Divine Lenten 2017 Weekly Video Reflection series with your loved ones, prayer groups and friends to make this sacred season of Lent a truly transforming experience in our Christian life.

Sunday, March 26, 2017


Have you ever experienced a faith crisis? Are you facing one now? It is very difficult when you or someone close to you has doubts about God. There are questions like “Who is God? Where is He? Why is God allowing all these painful situations to happen? Why is Jesus not there for me?”

The fourth video of the 6-part DIVINE LENTEN 2017 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION SERIES at the top of this post is "OVERCOMING OUR FAITH CRISIS - OUR FAITH HAS TO BE TESTED" by Rev. Fr. Joseph Edattu V.C., Associate Director - Divine Retreat Centre, Ramsgate, Kent, UK.

In this heart-provoking sharing, Fr. Joseph Edattu V.C., challenges each of us to look into our hearts and mind – “It is good to reflect on one aspect of our life – faith crisis. Especially in this modern world, people are facing a lot of faith crisis. Their faith is tested.”

“Our faith has to be tested - otherwise it will not be proved! In the moments of crisis, if you leave your faith or if you question: ‘Why God? Why did you allow this?’ That means your faith is being tested and you are proving yourself that your faith is not strong.”

“When John the Baptist was in prison, he slowly began to have a faith crisis. He started to think like this: “I worked hard for Jesus. I prepared the way for Jesus. I preached about Jesus. I baptized Jesus! Now I am in a crisis - I am in prison. But where is Jesus? Why is He not coming to me? Why is he not helping me? Why is He not consoling me?’ The crisis John the Baptist faced in his life is just like the common faith crisis everyone goes through at least once in their lives.  Why is God so active in other people’s lives but so silent in my life?”

“There are 2 ways to get out of your faith crisis. Firstly, think of the past in your life when God intervened - the mighty interventions of God in your life where God protected you. You have witnessed it and experienced it in your own life. Secondly, listen to the Word of God. Read the Word of God – Romans 10:17."

“If you have faith, your faith should be tested. Only then will you be able to prove your faith.”

“God will never give you any test beyond your capabilities.”

“After every crisis in your life, there will be a mighty blessing for you. You have to prove your faith.”

Next Sunday, Rev. Fr. Jacob Arimpur V.C., Assistant Director of Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor, Kerala, India will be sharing the Word of God on "THERE IS LIFE AFTER DEATH”.

Please do share this Divine Lenten 2017 Weekly Video Reflection series with your loved ones, prayer groups and friends to make this sacred season of Lent a truly transforming experience in our Christian life.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Friends of Divine: LENTEN 2017 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION NO.3: "CAN YOU HEAR GOD's VOICE IN YOUR DAILY LIFE?" by Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C.

Does God speak to us in our daily life? Many of us do not think so. However, just like the prophet Samuel when he was a young boy, it is because we are not familiar with the Voice of God. (1 Samuel 3:7)  God desires to speak to each and every one of us. We need to learn how to listen to God's Voice.

The third video of the 6-part DIVINE LENTEN 2017 WEEKLY VIDEO REFLECTION SERIES at the top of this post is "CAN YOU HEAR GOD's VOICE IN YOUR DAILY LIFE?' – by Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C., Director - Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor, Kerala, India.

In this anointed homily - "CAN YOU HEAR GOD'S VOICE IN YOUR DAILY LIFE?", Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C., explains how we must prepare our hearts so that we can recognize and become familiar with the Voice of God speaking gently to us in our daily life.  

Fr. Augustine exhorts us to stay focussed on Jesus - "In the midst of distress, we might not be able to recognize the Face of Jesus. What we need to do is - even in such difficult moments of our life is to know that Jesus will walk with us." 

"There are moments in our life when we feel lost and abandoned - even abandoned by God! We have no reason to live anymore. Everything has turned against us and we wonder why everyone is determined to misintepret the best of our intentions. Even in such difficult moments of our lives, our God is on our side. The Promise of God "I will never abandon you. I will never leave you alone.' (cf. Jeremiah 1:8) This is a Promise that Jesus will keep. He is faithful to His Promises."

Fr. Augustine reminds us - "It is not enough just to read the Bible - the Word of God. The Word of God must become the Voice of God spoken to our hearts."

"How does the Word of God become alive as the Voice of God?"

Next Sunday, Rev. Fr. Joseph Edattu V.C., Associate Director of Divine Retreat Centre, Ramsgate, Kent, UK  will be sharing the Word of God on "OVERCOMING OUR FAITH CRISIS - OUR FAITH HAS TO BE TESTED."

Please do share this Divine Lenten 2017 Weekly Video Reflection series with your loved ones, prayer groups and friends to make this sacred season of Lent a truly transforming experience in our Christian life.