The week-long celebration reached its pinnacle with the Feast of the Patron, St. Francis Xavier, on December 3rd. It was a day of thanksgiving, honouring the patron saint and embracing the core values that guide the seminary community. A moving highlight of the Family Feast was the inclusive gesture of sharing the joy with benefactors and domestic workers on the last day. These individuals, who contribute in various ways to the seminary community, were invited to partake in the celebrations. It was a heartfelt acknowledgement of their invaluable role and a demonstration of gratitude for being integral members of the extended seminary family. In essence, the Family Feast of 2023 at SVD Seminary Raia fostered unity, friendship, and gratitude. It was a celebration that transcended boundaries, bringing together the entire seminary community in a spirit of joy and shared purpose.