Wednesday, June 24, 2015


In this heart-provoking  and enlightening  sharing of the Word of God, “DOES GOD'S LOVE ABIDE IN YOU?” by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C., Director of Divine Retreat Centre Muringoor, Kerala, India, we are challenged to examine our hearts -  do we really love Jesus? How do we live our love for Christ?

“In the month of June, all of us think of the ‘Heart” because we celebrate the Feast of the Heart of Jesus during this month. There is a whole devotion to the Heart of Jesus. We consecrate our families to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. This devotion has deep roots in the Scriptures. St. John tells us in 1 John 4:16, ‘God is Love’.  As we know, the heart is the symbol of love. ‘God is love and he who abides in love abides in God.’

“An experience of love is where God is present. When I love, I am in touch with God God’s Love is manifested to me to fill my heart – to satisfy my life.” St. John said, “Beloved.  If God so loved us, we ought to love one another.’ (1 John 4:11) God’s Love in our hearts should lead us to love others.”

“If my heart does not go out of me to help that person. Then how do I experience God’s Love? If there is God’s Love in my heart, it will take ‘flesh’ in loving others. That is the ESSENCE of Christianity revealed to us! What is religion? How do I experience my faith and my commitment to God? It is by being compassionate to the poor and the needy. It is there I know I am so filled with God’s Love that it overflows to those in need. ‘So faith by itself, if it has no works, is dead.’ (James 2:17)”

“One could fly high in prayer and contemplation; one could feel the nearness of God; one could feel the great zeal for God’s Glory. Yet if his feet are not fixed in the midst of the poor and the needy, his faith is of no good.  A love of God that does not care for the needy brethren is no love at all.”

Divine Retreat Centre, Kerala, India, run by the priests of the Vincentian Congregation of India, is the largest Catholic retreat centre in the world. Retreats in English and 6 Indian languages are conducted every week of the year.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015


It is with great joy we share the blessed occasion of Rev. Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil V.C., Spearhead of Divine-Potta ministry addressing 5000 priests at the 3rd Worldwide Priests Retreat today (10 June 2015), 11.00 p.m. (1.30 a.m. SGT) in St. John Lateran's Basilica, Rome! 

His Holiness Pope Francis will be addressing this large gathering of priests from all over the world for this retreat themed - "Called to Holiness for A New Evangelization".

This 5-day retreat (from 10-14 June 2015) is organized by the International Catholic Charismatic Renewal Services [ICCRS] and Catholic Fraternity.

Fr. Mathew has requested prayers from each of us as Father speaks on Evangelization and his testimony.

Today is a day of great rejoicing and thanksgiving for the 
Vincentian Congregation of India and Divine Retreat Centre! 

Please ask your family and friends across the world to join in praying for this blessed occasion and for each of the 5000 priests called by God for this very special retreat!