Wednesday, February 20, 2002 8:57 AM
Vassula in Kerala (continued)
Here is a second report from Kerala, India, of Vassula's visit there.
Today, Wednesday 20th, Vassula and her companions will return home.
On Friday morning, Vassula gave an interview for two magazines, a weekly
Malayalam (language) spiritual magazine Shalom Tidings, and a twice
monthly spiritual magazine.
On Saturday, Feb. 16th, Vassula was invited as 'guest of honour' to the
Bible College which is a complex within the Divine Retreat Center.
There she gave out the diplomas to about 200 participants who had just
completed 6 weeks of courses there.
Then she was invited to speak for 45 minutes. Fr. Eugene Nicolau was
also asked to say a few words and also to bless the crowd in Greek.
In the afternoon, at the Sinai Renewal Center in Mundoor, Palakad,
Vassula had been invited there by Father Paul, a Capuchin father who had
heard of her presence in Potta. About 2,000 people were present, among
them many young people and children.
On Sunday, Vassula was again asked to speak at Potta Convention. This
time there were more than 100,000 people Reverend Mathew said. He is
the founder of Potta Divine which is the name of the complex which
englobes the different centers.
After Vassula had finished her one hour talk, a large sculpted cross was
given to her as a thank you gift.
Vassula was asked to pray for 200 couples who have no children. After
this prayer, Father Mathew said that 3 couples had been particularly
blessed at that very moment.
On Monday, Vassula gave a conference to a gathering at the Bible College
composed of people who had already attended several earlier sessions.
There were more than 1,200 people present.
In the afternoon a conference was given by Vassula at the Divine Retreat
Center's English section to a new group of people. There are new groups
each week. This group had more than the previous one - there were
around 500 in all. After the meeting they all wanted TLIG books.
We left at noon our ears had been filled with charismatic songs since
5am., in stereo, as was the case every day. Those on retreat don't
sleep very much. Last night we were enchanted by an evening at the
centre which included dances, sketches, and speeches we couldn't
understand as they were in Malayalam.
The director of the Divine Mercy Retreat Center, Rev. Fr. Augustine
Vellooran, was thrilled to be able to welcome Vassula there.
The program is not over yet. We go from one surprise to the next. Only
God knows the program! We'll have more details when we get back.
Isabelle and Catarina
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