C O T Transfiguration

 It was with deep confidence that I  decided to make a week-long retreat and  take it as my annual one. I have no doubt that my friend Anita also had a good retreat. And I can confidently say that for most people. It is not the first time that I made a retreat with the Divine Retreat Centre in Kerala, India.  My very first one was way back in 1997 when about 80 of us went with a priest and a deacon. It was truly an eye-opening experience for all of us. If you have to make it to Kerala, India, then to miss the world’s largest retreat centre for the Catholic Church is really to miss something truly precious.

In the new and beautifully decorated Church of the Transfiguration (Parish Priest Fr Joachim Chang, gifted and artistic ) are the three anointed priests who served with deep conviction and powerfully preached to us the Word of God.

Please look at the poster which  gives the names and photos of the three special priests. 


Brother Matthew the preacher

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Brother Matthew has been proclaiming the Good News for decades. His favourite verse is the truth he has come to experience in his own life. What a joy it was for me to meet him after so many years!

Isaiah 40: 31

but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

A great retreat at DRC


A great retreat was conducted at DRC last December 2015. I was so happy to be there. It was my second one. It was what one could say was a long over due visit to a great place – Divine Retreat Centre. I say that because my first visit was way back in 1998! Praise the Lord!P1210958Here one sees Glen and his lovely wife and yet another wonderful and anointed speaker. I don’t know her name but she is surely powerfully and richly endowed with the many gifts of the Holy Spirit. I have to say that I was so proud of her sharing which touched so many of us. 

Not at all easy, for sure

Not at all simple

But God works in marvellous ways

And all is well!  P1210951 P1210950 P1210949 P1210945 P1210943

The rest of the photos are those that I took at the end of the retreat. See the women and thank God for each of them. I liked the way we were made to sit. The ladies on one side and the men on the other. Lots of good things happened to all of us. . . and I have more to share!

A trip to look forward to

Kerala here I come

Not so long from now

I am really EXCITED

A holy place

Potta Divine Retreat Centre

Have you been?

If this is new to you

I pray you will one day

Make your way there

To make a retreat

To learn how to serve with humility

To enjoy the many blessings of God

To receive His grace

To be with our brothers and sisters

We are all in the family of God

Yes, we are

And this will be my second time

To this anointed place

Seven different languages each week

At least  ten  thousand participants

Ah, you have to come with me!


Will you?