Every year before going home for Christmas holidays, the students of our Boarding have the custom of sponsoring a high tea to the community. The students join the community in the refectory of the abbey. This year it was anticipated by a few days because of our annual retreat which started on the 14th evening. Abbot John thanked the boarders for the high tea and wished them Happy Christmas in the name of the entire community. After the tea the students also wished Happy Christmas to all the members of the community.