The programme of spiritual activities at St. Albert the Great follows the template of the general programme in the existing seminaries. It however seeks to pay attention to the individual person living within a community by creating room for regular small community based spiritual exercises. These include regular House Masses and compline within the house setting as well as regular access to spiritual directors who live close to them in their hostel areas. Other activities aimed at providing for the healthy and sustainable spiritual development of our seminarians include, daily meditation and Eucharistic adoration before community Mass, the praying of the various hours, monthly recollection, penitential service, spiritual conferences, and regular private consultation of the spiritual directors among others.
With these, and encouragement to private devotional practices, we hope to develop a spirituality that is at once transformative and personalised, yet firmly rooted in the traditions of the Church and directed at a complete submission to the will of God through the maternal care of our mother, Mary.
In all, the role of the Spiritual Directors is pivotal. They plan and supervise the programme in spiritual formation with the collaboration of the Formation Team. They are the Ordinary Confessors and oblige the seminarians’ requests for confessions at various times and at scheduled penitential services. Above all, they accompany the seminarians daily on their journey of formation by being available to them for consultation and direction upon request and at scheduled intervals.