Healing for the body is a part of the ‘wonderful grace of God that brings salvation to the world’
Jesus paid the price for our healing as the Scriptures plainly teach. Just because some fail to receive what the lord did,
doesn’t change God’s mind on it. Healing is based on what Jesus did for us, not on a ‘will I, won’t I,
attitude. He has healed me numerous times and even delivered me from death! ~ His willingness to heal
Christian Youth Ministry is all about destiny. What else could it be about if we are to stand in the
tradition of the man who defined his own ministry as warning and teaching “in order to bring each one into
God’s presence as a mature individual in union with Christ” (Col. 1:28)? Or the man to whom God said, “I alone
know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future
you hope for” (Jer. 29:11)? Or The Man who said, “I have come in order that you might have life – life in all its fullness” (John 10:10)?
In the Provincial Chapter of the Mary Martha Province of the Vincentian Congregation in India, held in 1990, the activities of the Potta Ashram and Divine Retreat Centre were discussed at length. This was the time the Holy Father Pope John Paul II had given the urgent call for New Evangelization in the Church. “I see the dawning of a New Missionary Age. The urgency of the New Evangelization demands that the Religious today…stay in the very vanguard of preaching.”
Inspired by the Holy Spirit, the Chapter decided that the Potta-Divine Retreat ministry would be the response of the Vincentian Congregation to this call of the Pope.