Divine Retreat Centre Newsletter - Fr. Augustine Vallooran September 2013 (POTA, Kerala India)


  08 September 2013                                                         ISSUE No: 09/13

  SEPTEMBER 2013 MONTHLY REFLECTION
“AS YOU DID IT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF
MY BRETHREN, YOU DID IT TO ME
(Matthew 25:40)

St. Vincent de Paul
Feast Day: 27 September
Patron of Divine-Potta Ministry

Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C.'s September 2013 Monthly Reflection -  "AS YOU DID IT TO ONE OF THE LEAST OF MY BRETHREN, YOU DID IT TO ME" (Matthew 25:40),  [繁體中文版  简体中文版 / Deutsch], is a soul-inspiring sharing of why St. Vincent de Paul is known throughout the world for his incredible love to proclaim the Word of God to the Poor and to truly live the Word of God caring for the most marginalized in society. St. Vincent de Paul is known as the "Apostle of Great Charity". 

"St. Vincent de Paul is known as the heavenly patron of all charitable works in the Church. However as the saying goes, “He did not become a saint because of his adventurous charitable activities; rather he could commit himself to such voluminous charitable ventures because he was a saint.” His saintly heart could not remain indifferent to the miseries of the common people around him. It was his heart that was extraordinarily saintly and not merely the working of his hands."

"History records that Vincent de Paul was not born a saint - neither were his intentions saintly when he opted for the priestly vocation. Priesthood was not so much a loving surrender to Godliness in those dark Middle Ages, rather, it was an option for easy and secured living from a very materialistic point of view. Radical changes came into his life due to the many adversities that moulded his heart after the very Heart of Jesus."

"As his spiritual services for the poor became widely known and accepted, he was also being identified by the royalty of France for his deep spirituality. He used his influence with the higher circles of society to sensitize them to their responsibility to the poor. “Go to the poor: you will find God,” was his bold directive to them. We need to remember that during this Dark Age in Europe, the poor were despised and exploited by the rich with no qualm of conscience...It was at this juncture that God raised up Vincent de Paul to be the champion of the marginalized."

"St. Vincent de Paul insisted that his followers should not imagine themselves as mere philanthropists, going about doing works of charity. They should most importantly sit at the Feet of the Lord to recapture their love and commitment for God. This experience of compassion was clearly to be recognized as the fruit of their relationship with God. The work of the Congregation increased and multiplied until it seemed almost too much for human capacity. But Vincent knew therein lay the strength of the Mission Priests."

"This ‘Great Apostle of Charity’ knew in the intense moments of his prayer that his call was not only to care for the material needs of the poor. In order to bring about total wellbeing to their lives, one’s spiritual life was to be renewed in the Love of God."

Grant us, O Lord, a heart filled with holy zeal to proclaim Your Word to every person you send into our lives and to expemplify Your love through our deeds and actions!"  



LIVING WATERS VIDEO
by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C. on the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary - 08 September 2013

In this episode of LIVING WATERS"MARY OUR MOTHER - GIFT OF GOD TO US"Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C.  enlightens every Christian why God's full glory was was given to Mother Mary as a gift upon her birth when she was born without sin. Today on 08 September, the Catholic Church worldwide celebrates the Feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
"We are born with a purpose connected to Jesus. Our glory is proportionate to the way we carry out our purpose for God. It is in this context we must understand the Glory of Mother Mary. Mother Mary had a unique role to play - a precious mission to fulfill on this earth. Today (08 September 2013) we have a great reason to rejoice - She is our Mother whom Jesus gave to you and me!"
LIVING WATERS is a 30-minute daily Divine TV programme of anointed sharing of God's Word by Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C, Director -- Divine Retreat Centre. It is the largest Catholic retreat centre in the world.
DIVINE TELEVISION  (UK/Europe & Middle East) Is known as GOODNESS Channel in India & Asia-Pacific and DVN Network in USA/Canada.
It can also be viewed worldwide ONLINE at www.dvnonline.org




DIVINE’s ANNUAL INNER HEALING FOR PRIESTS  (in English)

22 September 2013, Sunday 6.00 p.m.
to
27 September 2013Friday 2.00 p.m.


Directed by

         


Rev. Fr. Mathew Naickomparambil V.C.
(Spearhead Divine-Potta Ministry)

Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C.
(Director - Divine Retreat Centre)

Rev. Fr. Joseph Edattu  V.C.
(Assistant Director - Divine Retreat Centre)

Retreat Fee:
INR400/- (with local food)
INR1,000/- (with non-spicy food)


Prior registration is NOT required


Listen to your heart and respond to God’s gentle invitation of Love!   






AUSTRALIA MISSION TRIP
SYDNEY , NSW
[04-07​ October 2013]

By
 Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C. Director - DRC, Kerala,India  Glen & Teresa La Rive
& 
Fr. Michael Payyapilly V.C.
Director- DRC Somersby 

04 OCTOBER 2013
HEALING MASS

SACRED HEART PARISH
14 Ralph Street
Westmead, NSW  2145


05-07 OCTOBER 2013
3 FULL DAYS
from 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.

INNER HEALING RETREAT

ST. AGATHA'S PARISH
{School Hall)
20 Boundary Street
Pennant Hills, NSW  2120

For full details, please click on flyer below:

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 NEW ZEALAND MISSION
[08-13 October 2013]
By
Rev. Fr. Augustine Vallooran 
&
Glen & Teresa La Rive

3 DAY NZ LIVE- IN RETREAT
08 Oct  2013  (start 6.00 pm)  to  10 Oct 2013 (end 8.00 pm)

Registration Compulsory

Full Details in Flyer below:

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NZ GENERAL MISSION RETREAT

Free Admission

Dates:
11 Oct (Fri) – 6.00 pm- 9.00 pm
12 Oct (Sat) -11.00 am–5.00 pm 13 Oct (Sun) - 1.00 pm–8.00 pm

Full Details in Flyer below:



English Campus, Divine Retreat Centre

Weekly retreats are conducted in English and 6 Indian Languages every week of the year in Divine Retreat Centre.
  
Divine Trust cares for 3,000 of the most marginalized in society on a long-term basis - the AIDS patients, the mentally ill, terminally ill patients, the elderly, abandoned women, and orphans.
Our contact details are:
Fr. Augustine Vallooran V.C.
Divine Retreat Centre
Muringoor P.O.
Chalakudy 680 316
Kerala
India
 Tel: 91 480 2708098 /  91 480 2708913 / 91 480 2708613
For more information on Divine Retreat Centre's news and activities and on Divine TV,
please do visit our website:www.drcm.org

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