“Incline your ear, and come to me: listen, so that you may live.” [Isaiah 55:3]
Marian Retreat Centre is a Catholic Charismatic Spirituality Centre under the Syro–Malabar Diocese of Kanjirappally, Kerala, India and it is the official retreat centre of the Diocese. As an accomplishment of God’s plan, Marian Retreat Centre was established on 9thFebruary 2009, under the patronage of H.E Mar Mathew Arackal, Bishop of Kanjirappally diocese. Bishop appointed Rev. Fr. Dominic Valanmanal to start this spiritual centre at Anakkara. Rev. Fr. Dominic Valanmanal with the blessings of Bishop founded this centre and he is the director. It was his burning passion for the lost souls that paved way for the formation of this centre. Marian Retreat Centre was started in the land of TMTM Trust, which Rev. Fr. Joseph Thoonkuzhiyil had handed over to the dioceses.
Message From Director
“Praise the Lord, my soul; I shall praise the Lord all my life, sing praise to my God while I live” (Psalms 146:1-2). My dear children of God, in the name of Jesus and Mother Mary I invite all of you to this House of God and may receive his Divine Mercy with the Intercession of Maria Rosa Mystica.“God has over looked the times of ignorance, but now he demands that all people everywhere repent, because he has established a day on which he will judge the world with justice’ through a man he has appointed, and he has provided confirmation for all by raising him from the dead.”(Acts 17:30-31). “Or do you hold his priceless kindness, forbearance, and patience in low esteem, unaware the kindness of God would lead to repentance? By your stubbornness and impenitent heart, you are storing up wrath for yourself for the day of the wrath and revelation of the just judgment of God, who will pay everyone according to his works; eternal life to those who seek glory, honor, and immortality through perseverance in good works, but wrath and fury to those who selfishly disobey the truth and obey wickedness.”(Romans 2:4-8) Let us hear the word of God and fill our lives with graces. Let us be with him in the midst of all kinds of sufferings and temptations. If we obey his commandments we will enjoy heavenly blessings in our whole life. Those who want to enjoy Gods love and care they have to love God and fulfill his will.Rev. Fr. Dominic Valanmanal
[Director, Marian Retreat Centre]