Newman Theological College
"Treasures of our Faith" Seminar Series

The Treasures of the Faith seminar series, introduced in 2011 by the Scripture, History and Foundation Department at Newman Theological College, and since January 2014 offered by the Benedict XVI Institute for New Evangelization, is designed to explore the treasures of the Catholic faith through reading foundational texts that have shaped Catholic Tradition. Each individual series lasts a semester and focuses either on a particular period of Church history, a particular theological theme, or a particular Church Father, Doctor of the Church, or Catholic Mystic. Texts are selected from Sacred Scriptures, the writings of the Church Fathers and Doctors of the Church, as well as from the contributions of the Church's Magisterium.

These seminars are not for credit and are open to all. No homework! No prior knowledge necessary! Attendance is free! All that is required is the availability and desire to set aside time to immerse oneself in the treasures of the faith for the purpose of nourishing our faith. Some seminars have a limited number of open spots - please register by email at or by phone at 780.392.2450.

Seminars start at 12.10 PM until 1.00 PM. Mass is celebrated at the College during the Fall and Winter terms on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11.30 am. You are more than welcome to join us in the Blessed John Henry Newman Chapel. There is no mass at the College during Intersession (May-June)

Follow the links on the right hand side for details on the various seminars currently offered:

   Fall 2014

Contributors: Rev. Dr. Ayodele Ayeni (c.s.sp); Rev. Stephen Hero; Rev. Stefano Penna; Dr. Stéphane Saulnier

  • Writings of the Church Fathers [Mondays, starting 15 September 2014]: St John Chrysostom, Selected Homilies [Fr. Ayeni]
  • Sacred Scriptures [Wednesdays, starting 17 September 2014]: The Book of the Prophet Jeremiah [Saulnier]
  • Magisterium / New Evangelization [Thursdays, starting 18 September 2014]: St Pope John Paul II, Apostolic Exhortation Familiaris Consortio [Fr. Penna]
  • Catholic Mystics [Fridays, starting Friday 19 September]: St Catherine of Sienna, The Dialogue [Fr. Hero]


I hope you can join us! Please contact me with any question you may have.


Stéphane Saulnier

Associate Professor

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