Seminarians are assigned to a CDG at the start of each year. CDGs are organised primarily by age cohort. CDGs meet for at least 1 hour each week.
The purpose of CDGs is to promote fellowship and to create a space for seminarians to share and work on their personal and spiritual growth and their personal or spiritual troubles.
As part of spiritual formation, the seminary was designed in such a way to afford space for practice of personal spiritual disciplines. This space is available in the especially designed seminary gardens which are located in secluded spots behind the chapel. These are sacred spaces set aside for spiritual experiences.
From its inception the Seminary adopted the Benedictine Spirituality approach where work and prayer go hand in hand. It is for that reason that Seminarians will be involved in the Food Garden as CDGs. In as much as these gardens also serve to enhance and empower the future leaders with skills which will be used in their future ministries to address the most important needs of the community, the spiritual aspect of gardening will be emphasised.