The Popular Mission Retreat Centre, Thuvarankurichi, Trichy was established in 2011. It is situated at Choriyampatty, Thuvarankurichi about 48 kms away from Trichy and 79 kms from Madurai in Tamil Nadu. The Popular Mission Retreat Centre, Thuvarankurichi, Trichy was declared as the centre for Tamil Popular Mission Retreat in January, 2013. New residential block was blessed by Most Rev Dr Antony Devotta, Bishop of Trichy and opened by the Provincial Superior Very Rev Dr George Arackal VC on 5th April 2014.
The Vincentian House was inaugurated by the Superior General of the Vincentian Congregation Very Rev Fr Varghese Parapuram on 24 September 2011 and blessed by Most Rev Dr Antony Devotta, Bishop of Trichy. Fr Xavier Anthony Samy and Fr George Kunnampurath were appointed here as Priest in Charge and Procurator. Fr Thomas Thoyalil took charge as the first Superior and Director of this place on 21 May 2012. It is a spacious establishment built on 11 acres of land with coconut and mango trees in abundance.
On the first week of each month a residential retreat is conducted for five days and one day prayer service on every second Saturday. Second and Fourth week of the month we conduct Popular Mission Retreat. Special retreats are conducted on holidays and Bible convention in the month of April/May. The Popular Mission Retreat Centre also known as the Divine Grace Retreat Centre is gradually gaining popularity amongst the people of this region.
The Vincentian Congregation established the Popular Mission Retreat Centre to renew the spiritual ambience in the parishes through the rays of the word of God. Following the footsteps of that great Saint, the Vincentian Congregation has undertaken popular mission retreats in various languages. By the grace of God and by the powerful intercession of St Vincent De Paul, Vincentian fathers were able to conduct more than 250 retreats, between 2005 and 2018, covering most of the dioceses in Tamil Nadu.
The Popular Mission Retreat Centre encourages the faithful to the love, mercy and the forgiveness of our loving Lord. Through the spreading of the word of God and through various sessions, people are drawn to the presence of the Lord and to the sacramental life. May the Lord pour His heavenly graces upon you to experience the power and blessings of the Word in your parishes.