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Dominican Sisters of Charity of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin

Called to be the lovers of the world and preachers of hope


Couples Retreat

God created man out of love also calls him to love-the fundamental and innate vocation of every human being. Holy Scripture affirms that man and woman are created for one another. “it is not good that man be alone”. The women “flesh of his flesh” i.e., his counterpart, his equal, his nearest in all things, is given to him as a helpmate, a representation of God himself from whom comes our help. They are no longer two, bur one flesh.

Family is a gift of God and the original cell of the society. Family is the sacred altar of couples where love and life is shared and reaches its fullness. The personality differences, the wrong impressions of relationship, the influence of mass media, inability to understand and accept one another creates a lot of problems leading to the deterioration the familial relations. It also brings in splitting up of the love relationship of the couples, weakening of their commitment and the unity and the integrity of family is threatened. To help all the families to become like Holy Family of Nazareth where commitment to their vocation as husband and wife is nurtured and valued is the aim of Jeevadhara Family Renewal Centre.

According to CCC 2204 in a Christian family ecclesial communion is revealed and realized and therefore it can be called a domestic Church. It is a community of faith, hope and love. It is the communion of persons, a sign and image of the communion of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.Services

Couples retreat of 5 days duration, from Friday 6 PM to Tuesday 8 AM twice a month. They are second and fourth weekends.

Intercessory prayer on every Wednesday from 9 A.M to 12 P.M. and every Friday from 10.00 AM to 4.00 PM

Counseling facility with prior booking is provided on from Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday .

Follow up Counselling services will be given for those require it.

About Us

Jeevadhara Family Renewal Centre is run by the Dominican Sisters of the Presentation in the diocese of Irinjalakuda. We are a congregation deeply rooted in the Dominican spirituality founded by Blessed Marie Poussepin under the patronage of Our Lady of the Presentation. To love the fellow human beings and help them to reach God the ultimate goal of every human being through prayer and service is the motto of ours. Through the family renewal and restoration, Jeevadhara Family Renewal Centre achieves this goal.The centre was founded in the year 2005 and the main focus of our retreat centre is the renewal of families realized through couples’ retreat, Counselling and intercessory prayers.

The directress of Jeevadhara Family Renewal Centre is Sr. Sheena Paul Thelappilly OP. Our team includes priests, sisters and lay people conduct the sessions.


From Chalakudy private bus stand – Take buses which go to Kuttikad-Kutichira and get down at Kuttikad Church stop and take an auto to Jeevadhara Family Renewal centre (JFRC) which 1 ½ kms away.

Buses: Gift of God (pvt bus) 8.25 am., 11.15 am. 2.45 pm. 6.15 pm

Telme (pvt bus): 11.am, 1.40 pm, 4.25 pm, 7 pm

Couples retreat starts at 6.00 P.M. There are also buses passing in front of JFRC .

The participants have to bring personal Bible, notebook, pen, toilet articles and bed sheets.

Contact Address

Jeevadhara Family Renewal Centre
Kuttikad PO, Pariyaram (via)
Chalakudy 680724
Kerala, India.
Mob - 09446235624
Tel- 0480- 2746028

Registration Fees

Couples Retreat - Rs. 2000/-


For Couples’ retreat room facility with attached bathroom is provided.
For other retreats rooms are shared with attached bathroom.

Address of the community

Dominican Sisters of the Presentation
Kuttikad P.O. 680721
Thrissur (Dist) KERALA
Tel: 0480 2746028
Mobile: 09496020928
Mobile: 09446235624 (JFRC)

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