The priests of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy had their annual retreat from August 5 to 10 at the Don Bosco Retreat Center, Rockland. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos and 18 priests participated in the retreat. The retreat was directed by His Excellencies Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Most Rev. Dr. Yoohanon Mar Theodosius, and Most Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Makarios on the topics of Priest as a shepherd, teacher, and formator. The participants had an enriching and renewing experience and helped the retreatants to spend time in prayer and reflection. The occasion was also used to convene an official meeting of the Presbyteral Council of the Eparchy.