All brethren from all our daughter houses reached Kappadu by noon on the 14th. The retreat started with the introductory talk at 7:45 p.m. after the Evening Prayer. There were two separate retreats going on simultaneously. The postulants had their retreat preached by Fr. Elias C.M.I. The retreat for the rest of the community was preached by Fr. Mariadas O.I.C. Fr. Mariadas was the General of the Order of the Imitation of Christ, within the Syro-Malankara church, for six years and is a visiting Professor of Philosophy at Vadavathoor seminary, Kottayam. There were three talks every day. The retreat concluded with the community Mass on Saturday morning. The retreat talks were greatly appreciated by the community members.