Newman Theological College
"Treasures of our Faith" Seminar Series

Offered by the Benedict XVI Institute for New Evangelization, the “Treasures of the Faith” Seminar series is designed to explore the treasures of the Catholic faith 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 will be 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. We are always introducing new and interesting subjects to the series. We are also introducing seminars in the evenings at various parishes in Edmonton and St. Albert. If you are interested in hosting a seminar in your parish please contact Rev. Stefano Penna at NTC.

These seminars are not for credit and are open to all. No homework!
No prior knowledge necessary! Attendance is free!

Mondays:  12:10 - 1:00 pm January 11 - April 4

Apostolic Fathers

St. Clement, fourth bishop of Rome - First Letter to the Corinthians

Hosted by Dr. Stéphane Saulnier

Special Seminar Series this Winter!

Aboriginal Ministries

The Time after the TRC: Moving towards Right Relations and Mutual Respect

Tuesdays: 12:00 - 1:00 pm on Jan. 26; Feb. 9, 23; Mar. 8; and Apr. 5

Hosted by Dr. Robert McKeon
(Co-sponsored by Aboriginal Learning Services, ECSD)

Topics Include:

TRC “Calls to Action”
Catholicism and Traditional Indigenous Spirituality: A Reflection on Commonalities
Aboriginal Catholic Education in Edmonton
Listening to Each Other: Discerning a Path to Reconciliation and Right Relations

Wednesdays: 12:10 - 1:00 pm January 13 - April 6


Book of Exodus

Hosted by Dr. Stéphane Saulnier

Thursdays: 12:10 - 1:00 pm January 14 - April 7

Catholic Saints and Mystics

St. Faustina - Divine Mercy in my Soul

Hosted by Dr. Jason West


All that is required is the availability and desire to set aside time to immerse oneself in the treasures of our 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.


We have had 480 registrations since the inception of the seminar series in the 2011-2012 academic year.