Oh Parama Divya Kaarunyame: Song & Track

Oh Parama Divya Karunyame: Christian Devotional Song

Singer: Kester

Lyrics: Fr Thomas Edayal MCBS

Album: Athmavin Bhojanam

Oh Parama Divya Karunyame: Track – Christian Devotional Song

Pope Francis: The Sacraments Make the Church Grow

Pope Francis: The Sacraments Make the Church Grow

Pope Francis: God forgives those who repent

Pope Francis: God forgives those who repent

Guardian Angel

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“See that you do not despise one of these little ones; for I tell you that in heaven their angels always behold the face of my Father who is in heaven.” (Mathew 18,10)

‘I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way and to bring you to the place that I have prepared’ (Ex 23:20)

We should invoke the help of our Guardian Angels daily. “From infancy to death human life is surrounded by their watchful care and protection. Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.” (CCC #336)

Our Heavenly Father in his loving providence sends guardian angels to watch over, defend and protect us. These Holy beings continually see the face of God in heaven.

Catholic Teaching on Angels

On September 29 we celebrate the Feast of the Archangels. On October 2, we celebrate the Memorial of the Guardian Angels. With this in mind, we provide the following catechetical points on angels.

  • The existence of angels is a truth of the faith witnessed to both in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition. It is taught by the Magisterium (the Pope and the Bishops in union with the Pope).

  • Angels are creatures made by God. They are pure spirits and personal beings. (Each angel is a person.) They are both powerful and intelligent. Note: Some people are inclined to think that the word “person” applies only to human beings. On the contrary, “person” applies to each of the three divine Persons of the Holy Trinity, to angels and to humans.

  • It has traditionally been taught that there are nine choirs of angels. “Choirs” in this usage means “groupings” or “genera”. In order of precedence, from lowest to highest, they are named as follows: Angels, Archangels, Virtues, Powers, Principalities, Dominations, Thrones, Cherubim, Seraphim. This is not to be understood as if there were some system of promotion from one choir to another. These are categories that attempt to categorize the essential natures of these created pure spirit beings. There is a dazzling variety among angels, not only from one choir to another, but among the individuals within each choir.

  • Angels are not on the same level as God, not even close. God is God. He is all-knowing, all-powerful, everywhere present, etc. Angels are not all-knowing, all-powerful, everywhere present, etc. In fact, some of the angels got into big trouble with God when they wanted to be on the same level as God. There is a lesson for us here. Humility is a bedrock virtue and there is no progressing in the spiritual life without humility.

  • Angels do not and cannot give themselves existence. God made each of them and keeps each of them in existence.

  • Angels are immortal spirits; their existence had a point of origin, but will have no point of termination. Human souls are also immortal spirits. However, angels are pure spirits, i.e. they have no bodies (material component), whereas humans are embodied spirits – body-soul composites.

  • While immortal, neither angels nor humans are eternal, because every angel, just like every human, has a beginning. God alone is eternal; the three divine Persons are the only Persons Who have no beginning or end.

  • The word angel means “messenger.” With their whole being they are servants and messengers of God.

  • They always behold the face of the Father, which is to say that they always have the Beatific Vision.

  • They surpass visible creatures in perfection.

  • There are incidents recounted in Scripture and in approved private revelations, wherein angels have taken on human appearance. These appearances never imply incarnation. No angel ever has taken on a human nature; no angel has ever become human. Note: This is distinctly different from the case of Jesus Who, in human history, truly became human and will be human for all eternity, while remaining God.

  • The angels belong to Jesus. They were made for Him and through Him.

  • They have been present since creation and throughout salvation history.

  • Archangels are a distinct “genus” of angelic spirits. They are the principal messengers of God. Three are named in Scripture – Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael.

  • There are hundreds of references to angels in Scripture. Here are just a few:

-An angel was sent to keep Abraham from sacrificing Isaac (Gen.22:11-12).
-The Archangel Raphael (whose name means “God heals”) assisted Tobiah on his journeys, leads Tobiah to his wife, Sarah, and heals Tobiah’s father, Tobit.
-The Archangel Gabriel (whose name means “God’s hero”) announced the birth of John the Baptist and the birth of Jesus (Lk 1).
-The Archangel Michael (whose name means, “Who is like God?” is the chief angelic warrior for God (cf. Dan. 10, Jude 1:9, Rev. 12) He is also the principal angelic defender of the Church.
-Angels ministered to Christ in the desert (Mt. 4:11), and in his agony in the Garden (Lk.22:43).
-Angels witnessed to Christ’s resurrection (Jn.20:12-13).
-Angels surround the throne of God and give him constant praise and glory (Dan.6:9-10, (Book of Revelation).

  • The Church constantly benefits from the help of angels.

  • At Mass we join the angels in invoking the thrice-holy God. Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord God of Hosts! (This is the angelic hymn, first noted in Isaiah 6:3)

  • Angels — the Archangel Michael in particular — are invoked in the Church’s funeral liturgy: – May the angels lead you into paradise…

  • In the Cherubic Hymn of the Byzantine Liturgy the Archangels Michael, Gabriel, and Raphael are invoked, as well as our Guardian Angels.

  • We should invoke the help of our Guardian Angels daily. “From infancy to death human life is surrounded by their watchful care and protection. Beside each believer stands an angel as protector and shepherd leading him to life.” (CCC #336)

  • The main task of our Guardian Angels is to help us get to heaven. The Guardian Angel Prayer is an excellent prayer. It is as follows:

  • Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to Whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide. Amen.

  • No angel ever was or ever will be a human being. No human being ever was or will become an angel. Note: It is common in sentimental piety to refer to children who have died as “angels”. It would be a service to the truth to point this out to the students because they have almost certainly been exposed to this particular inaccuracy.

  • We should not try to name our Guardian Angels. God knows their names; we don’t and won’t, at least until heaven. Assigning a name to someone implies a claim of authority by the one doing the naming over the one being named. Parents name their children. People name their cats. Children don’t name their parents nor do cats name their people (as far as we know!) We don’t have authority over our Guardian Angels; rather God has given them a certain authority over us.

  • It has often been said that St. Pio (Padre Pio) and other saints used to ask their Guardian Angels to go to other people to assist them in opening their hearts to God and minds to God’s grace.

  • There are also, as mentioned earlier, fallen angels, led by the chief of the fallen angels, Lucifer. Lucifer means “light bearer.” He was created good, but chose against God. Literature has attributed to him the battle cry of the sin of pride, “Non serviam,” meaning, “I will not serve.” We often refer to Lucifer as Satan which means “Adversary”.

  • Other angels followed Lucifer. We refer to these fallen angels as demons or devils. All the fallen angels were created good but, of their own free will, they chose against God, in an act of radical disobedience prompted by pride and envy. Because, unlike the intellects and wills of human beings, angelic intellects understand reality in one act of apprehension and because angelic wills choose permanently in one act of volition, there is no possibility that the fallen angels will ever repent. Neither is there any possibility that the good angels will ever sin.

  • The good angels are members of the Mystical Body of Christ, which is to say that they are our fellow members of the Church.

  • Because devils are immortal spirits, they too will always exist, but in hell.

  • They seek to tempt us and get us to wind up in hell.

  • We need to be aware of them, but should not be unduly frightened of them because God is infinitely more powerful than Satan and his minions. God is love and mercy itself.

  • God desires that all of us be saved (1 Tim. 2:4) and gives each of us sufficient grace to get to heaven.

  • Our job is to stay united to God in sanctifying grace. Holy Mass, frequent Eucharistic reception, frequent Confession, devotion to Mary, the angels and saints, faithfulness to the Church and her teachings, acts of charity – these are our weapons and they are much more powerful than anything that Satan can throw at us. Remember, all those who die in sanctifying grace will definitely go to heaven. If a person commits mortal sin, or even many mortal sins, God, in His infinite mercy, destroys those sins — all of them — every time we make a good sacramental confession.

  • It is good to keep in mind that our Blessed Mother, Mary, is Queen even of the Angels. This does not, of course, mean that she is an angel. She is not. However, she is their Queen and is created by God as first in the order of grace. This did not happen by her own power, but because God chose her to be so.

  • The angels worship God. We are to worship God as well, in spirit and in truth. The Greek word that theologians use for the worship due alone to the one, true God is Latria. We venerate (honor) the saints and angels. The Greek word for the veneration due to angels and saints is Dulia. Human beings and angels and saints do venerate (honor) the Blessed Virgin Mary to a high degree. The honor due to the Blessed Virgin is even higher than that due to the angels and other saints. The word for the special honor due to Mary is what theologians call Hyperdulia.

  • The Feast of the Archangels is September 29. The Memorial of the Guardian Angels is October 2.

To learn more about angels, I recommend the following reading:

  • The Holy Bible

  • Catechism of the Catholic Church

  • Angels and Demons: What Do We Really Know About Them? by Peter Kreeft, published by Ignatius Press

Composed by Jim Gontis
Director of Religious Education
Diocese of Harrisburg

Good News Retreat Center, Pambady, Kottayam

About Good News Retreat Center

Good News Retreat Center at Kottayam,Pambady is set in a beautiful countryside of Kerala,India formed in 1998 and directed by Fr. Joseph Kandathiparamabil, a spirit filled vibrant priest of Herald of Good News congregation. This retreat center helps thousands of people every day to experience the love, healing and touch of Jesus Christ through spirit filled worship, prayers, talks and music.

Contact Good News Retreat Center

Good News Retreat Center

8th Mile, Velloor PO

Pambady, Kottayam

Kerala , 686 501

Email: contact@goodnewstapas.org

Fr. Joseph Kandathiparampil HGN

 PictureFr. Joseph Kandathiparampil HGN is now leading the Good News Retreat Center. Fr. Joseph is committed to spread the ‘Good News’ all over the world, and his Tapas (fasting) retreats are bestowing  tremendous changes in lives of people around the globe.

Read more about Fr. Joseph : Maranathil Ninnu Thapasinte Vazhikallil

Contact : cell 267 423 5552 (USA) | +91 944 765 4231 ( India)  + 44 75 35 86 76 88 ( UK)

Email: frjosephkandathiparambil@gmail.com

Retreat Schedule of Good News Retreat Center

One Day Retreat : Every Friday 9 am to 3 Pm
Intercession Prayer : Every Day , Every Hour
Tapas ( Fasting) Retreat: Every first Friday 9:30 am to Monday 9:30 am
Weekend Retreat : Thursday after First Friday 5pm to Sunday 3pm
Inner Healing : Every Sunday after fasting retreat 5:30 pm to Thursday 3pm
Marian Love Retreat: Every first Sunday 5pm to Thursday 4pm
Healing / Sanctification Prayer: Sunday after Inner healing retreat starts 5:00 pm to Thursday 4pm.
Holy Spirit Retreat – Last Sunday 5:00  pm to Thursday 4:00 pm
Night Vigil –  Last Friday of every month 7:00 pm starts with Holy Mass till       6:00am next day ends with Holy Mass

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Assisi Retreat Center, Bharananganam

Assisi Renewal Center

Contact Assisi Retreat Center







04822 236386, 04822 238335

Email: arc@assisijeevan.com

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Reminiscing about Rev. Fr. Armond OFM Cap.

The Charismatic Renewal Movement that started in the early 1970s enjoyed a great revival in the Church of Kerala. Rev. Fr. Armond OFM Cap. of happy memory has contributed much towards this great renewal. He attended the 1st charismatic retreat convened by the Mumbai team at Christ hall, Kozhikode in 1976 and the 2nd charismatic retreat held at MOC in Kottayam. During this retreat, Fr. Armond was blessed specially by the anointment of the Holy Spirit which wont be gained through any other retreats. To materialize his dream of conducting this retreat in Malayalam, he organized a team with Rev. Fr. Gratian OFM Cap. and Rev. Fr. K. K. John MSFS and started the 1st Malayalam charismatic retreat at Assisi in 1976. Thus originated the Assisi Retreat Centre, Bharananganam. (This was the beginning of the Assisi Retreat Centre, Bharananganam.)

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Marian Retreat Centre, Anakkara

Marian Retreat Centre, Anakkara, Kumaly

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. The Bishop and Patron of this centre is H.E. Mar Mathew Arackal. The Bishop appointed Rev. Fr. Dominic Valanmanal to start this spiritual centre at Anakkara and Rev. Fr. Dominic Valanmanal with the blessings of Bishop founded this centre on 9thFebruary, 2009. Marian Retreat Centre was started in the land of TMTM Ch Trust which, Rev. Fr. Joseph Thoonkuzhiyilhad handed over to the dioceses. When the streams of God’s grace are opened, when your hearts are drenched with Holy Spirit, it becomes Krupabhishekam – a grace anointing experience! If you need to reconnect with God – love and peace – healing and deliverance – gifts of the Holy Spirit –to know God’s plan – direction for your life – to restore your life, health and family – to solve many problems of your life – a new beginning in your life – a good confession and right conversion – Come to the Grace Anointingministry led byRev.Fr. Dominic Valanmanal. We welcome everyone to Marian Retreat Centre. Together with Mother Mary, let us walk through the path of God’s abundant love.


Marian Retreat Centre
Marian Nagar
Anakkara P.O, Idukki (Dist)
Kerala – 685512

Contact Numbers:


:04868283765,   09656141917

General Enquiry

:09526022213,   09526022214

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General Enquiry: mail@marianretreatcentre.org
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Homily on Priesthood

Homily on Priesthood by Fr Sebastian Polethara MCBS, on the occasion of the First Holy Eucharistic Celebration of Fr Thomas Thaiparambil MCBS at St Alphonsa Church, Madhuravely, belongs to the Eparchy of Pala.

Eucharist Jesus, Bread & Wine


Avenge or Forgive?

If someone hurts me should I forgive or take revenge?  Some might say it depends on the nature of hurt.  I strongly feel I must not even think of revenge let alone do something to that effect whatever the nature of the hurt.  There are cases that need corrective measures or punishment – not revenge. Even in such cases the punishment must not be carried out by me. It must be decided and carried out by the judiciary.  All I must do is file a suit. Even that must be done without any thought of vengeance but out of consideration for the good of the individual and of the society.

 A better alternative than approaching the judiciary in most cases will be to forgive the offender from my heart and pray for him that he may change and become a better person. This can have a great effect on the offender causing conversion.

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” Jesus

“Am I not conquering my enemies when I make them my friends?” Lincoln

Sehion Retreat Center, Attappady

Sehion Retreat Center, Attappady

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Sehion Retreat Center, Maranatha

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Sehion Radio Online

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Official Website of Sehion

Attappady is a small and beautiful hill-range, in Palakkad district in Kerala state, India, blessed with a unique natural unconscious artistry consisting of many mountains, valleys and plains. A portion of the famous Silent Valley is indeed adding grace to this hill-range, from where the beautiful river – Bhavanipuzha – originates

Sehion Retreat CenterIt is in the midst of this natural beauty, the Almighty God has been gracious enough to choose and build His Banqueting House (Song of Solomon 2 : 4)- THE SEHION RETREAT CENTRE.

Situated in this valley of calmness, in the divine lap of silence, by the river of Bhavanipuzha, exactly in the middle of Mannarkkad – Anakkatty road route, this Retreat Centre is the home of the Holy Spirit, and spreads consistent hope of blessings to many who travel from far and near.

It is the official Retreat Center of Palakkad diocese. His Excellency Mar Jacob Manathodath, the Bishop of Palakkad diocese is the Patron of this Centre, under whose powerful guidance and paternal blessings, all activities of the various ministries are prayerfully held by Sehion Retreat Centre.

Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil is the founder-director of Sehion Retreat Centre. He is supported by Rev. Fr. Binoy Karimaruthunkal, the assistant director, and Fr. Antony Neumpurath, the joint-director. During 2002 and 2003, Rev. Fr. Augustine Vattoly was the first assistant director of the Centre. Rev. Fr. Soji Olickal served as the second assistant director of the Centre in 2004 and 2005.

Currently, along with Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan, the Retreat Centre activities and other ministries are serviced by Fr. Reni Pullukalayil, Fr. Soji Olickal, Fr. Binoy Karimaruthungal and well-supported by Bro. Sabu Kasarkode and Bro.Francis Nilambur,

The presence of God can be felt in the Retreat Centre, as the whole of the Centre is echoed with prayers and chants of praise and worship, round the clock.

Besides the services in the Centre, a dedicated team of priests and laymen used to conduct weekly retreats and conventions in several Parishes, Convents, Seminaries in major cities in Kerala and other states in India. The members of this team are graciously blessed by the Holy Spirit, and many miracles happen while they preach and spread the Word of God. Besides the crowds from within India, that are gathering to the periodical services of the team, led by Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil, many a gathering from abroad are attracted to the divine eloquence of Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan, evidencing the healing and redemption witnessed by the multitude present in each convention. A dedicated back-end team of councilors, intercession groups and a choir who are so blessed by the Holy Spirit add grace to the continuing preaching errands of the director of the Centre, Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil.

Sehion Retreat Centre has commenced telecast of its services through various reputed television channels.

Since April 2005, ‘ABHISHEKAGNI’ program led by Rev. Fr. Xavier Khan Vattayil is being telecast via Shalom Television channel, on all Sundays, at 8.30 pm. Re-telecast of this program can be viewed on all Fridays at 11.00am, and for the viewers in Gulf region, it is re-telecast on all Saturdays at 1.30am IST.

Through Jeevan Television channel, the program, ‘MARANATHA’ is being telecast on all Saturdays at 6.00am, since April 2007.

Preparations are continuing for the commencement of telecast of a new program via Divine Vision channel, details of which will be communicated, shortly.

A special blessing from the Most High has been received, whereby the Retreat Centre has commenced ‘Live’ relay of first Friday services which take place at the Sehion Retreat Centre, Attappady, at 11.30am, exclusively for the viewers in the whole of Attappady area, through Moon T.V., a local cable T.V. channel.

A Spiritual dream which the whole teams of Sehion Ministries dream of, will come true soon.

Our confidence in our God impresses us to wait for the day when the Sehion Retreat Centre will commence its own Television Channel for the glory of God, to endlessly spread the Word of God, round the clock, round the globe!

“O Mother Mary my family is in deep distress, great sorrow and affliction. Please intercede for us before Your Son, our Lord Amen.”

Contact Sehion Retreat Center, Thavalam, Attappady

Sehion Ministries

Sehion Retreat Center
Thavalom P.O.
Attappady, Palakkad,
Kerala India
Pin : 678 582
Ph : 0091 4924 253333, 253647
mail : director@sehion.org
Maranatha Media Center
Sanjoe Towers
Opp K.S.R.T.C
Shornur Road
Palakkad – 14
Kerala, India
ph : 0091 491 2504290
mail : maranatha@sehion.org
Sehion Television
Sanjoe Towers
Opp K.S.R.T.C
Shornur Road
Palakkad – 14
Kerala, India
ph : 0091 491 2504090
mail : sehiontelevision@sehion.org
Abhishekagni Centre
Thavalom P.O.
Attappady, Palakkad,
Kerala India
Pin : 678 582
Ph : 0091 9447138314
mail : abhishekagnicentre@sehion.org
Sehion Ministries
Thavalom P.O.
Attappady, Palakkad,
Kerala India
Pin : 678 582
Ph : 0091 9447138300
mail :

Contact Numbers

Sehion Retreat Centre
Administrator’s Office 04924 327709
Joint Director 04924 327708
Finance Office 04924 253274
Booking Office 04924 327710
Sehion Television Ministry
Office 0491 2504090
Joint Administrator (Br.Sabu) 09447924020
Maranatha Media Centre
Office 0491 2504290
Administrator (Br.Reji) 09745000701
Maranatha(Residence) 0491 2501089
Elshaddai Mobile Book Stall
Office 09287219100
Administrator(Br.Jinob George) 09947431340
Abhishekagni Centre
Office 09446004314
Joint Director(Rev.Fr.Francis Thotankara) 09744031350
Sehion Town Ministry
Administrator (Br.Simon) 09495451271
Intercession Ministry
Office 04924 204300
Administrator (Br.Manuel) 09539433668
Home Land Ministry
Administrator(Br.Papachan) 09745000741
Ebenezer Creation
Administrator(Br.Jinto) 09847199124
Sehion Ministries UK
Director (Rev.Fr.Soji Olickal) 00447727260575
Sehion Ministries USA
Administrator (Br.Johnson Nilambur) 0012145979784
Sehion Ministries for Youth & Children
Director (Rev.Fr.Reny Pullukalayil) 09745000731
Abhishekagni Camera Unit
Administrator (Br.Joseph) 09745000733
Sehion Ministries Central Office
Director (Rev.Fr.Xavier Khan Vattayil) 09745000740
Joint Director (Rev.Fr.Francis Thottankara) 09744961350
Sehion Ministries Office 09447138300

How To Reach Sehion

By Bus :

From Mannarkkad, a town in Palakkad – Calicut route, catch the bus to Annakkatty and board at Thavalam, infront of Sehion Retreat Center.

By Train :

Trains are available upto Palakkad Jn (Olavakkode) or Shornur Jn. Catch the bus to Mannarkad and follow the Bus Route

By Air :

From Cochin International Airport (Nedumbassery), Catch bus or train to Palakkad (NH 47) and follow the Bus route above