Vincentian House Margherita
|Patron||St. Margaret Mary Alacoque|
|Address||Vincentian House, Divine Renewal Retreat Centre, Margherita P.O., Tinzukia Dt., Assam, 786 181, India.|
01. Fr. Aymanamkuzhy Yesudas - Member
02. Fr. Emprayil Thomas Jr. - Director, Retreat Centre
03. Fr. Kalluvelil Sebastian - Finance Officer
04. Fr. Kottaram Paul - Superior V.H.
HISTORY AND PRESENT ACTIVITIES
The Divine Renewal Retreat centre at Margherita is the fruit of the retreat preached by Rev. Frs. Bobby Emprayil and Binoy Puthiedath for the priests of the diocese of Dibrugarh in 2007. The diocese donated a land of about 8 acres and built for us the initial buildings necessary to start. On September 8, 2008 with a Marian Retreat in the parish of Margherita, Vincentian presence began in the diocese. Fr. Baby Puthussery, the first appointed director couldn’t stay as he got sick and had to come back in few days. Fr. Dinny Pandimattom started staying in the parish of Margherita just about 600 mts from the proposed Retreat centre land and started preparing the people. On March 19, we started 6 hours Adoration from 9 AM to 3 PM daily in the parish church, which is being continued in the retreat centre even today without fail. On December 8, 2009 the new Retreat centre was inaugurated and blessed and the new director Fr. Bobby and Fr. Dinny along with a group of intercessors started residing in the centre.
The important ministries in the centre are the following:
1. Perpetual 24 hours intercession and Adoration in a prayer tower called ‘Bethlehem Chapel’.
2. Prayer warriors around 100 staying in the centre carrying out special intercession prayers in different places for different intentions. This ongoing training of these youngsters in intercession and evangelization ministry is one of the main ministries of Divine, Margherita.
3. Residential retreats in English and Hindi, both general and special retreats like inner healing, retreat for couples, youth retreat, retreat for alcoholics etc.
4. Regular outreach ministry. Divine Margherita team under the leadership of a religious sister staying in different villages one week, visiting all the houses teaching, counseling, praying, catechizing, preaching etc. The team conducts parish retreats, Bible Conventions, Night vigils, international retreats etc.
5. Divine Margherita Bible ministry, under which more than 50,000 Bible in Hindi are distributed either free or in a subsidized rate.
6. Under Divine Margherita literacy mission, many drop outs and illiterates are taught to read and write so that they can read Bible. Regular classes are there in the centre.
7. Under the Divine placement ministry, the centre take care of the education of the worthy poor children and youth who are either drops out or cannot be supported by their family who have at least served sometime in the centre. Also we send youngsters to different places for work, found out and managed by the centre. We have at least a 100 of them sent and supported by us.
8. Divine Margherita matrimony is a marriage beauro managed by the retreat centre helping youngsters to find out suitable life partners. This is assisted with lot of prayers daily offered by a team in the centre.