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!


Tuesdays:  12:10 - 1:00 pm (Sept. 15 - Dec. 01)

Magisterium / New Evangelization

Laudato si' (On Care for our Common Home) - Encyclical, Pope Francis

Hosted by Dr. Bob McKeon (St. Marguerite Bourgeoys room, NTC)

Wednesdays: 12:10 - 1:00 pm (Sept 16 - Dec. 02)

Sacred Scriptures

Family and Evangelization according to John's Gospel

Hosted by Fr. Ayodele Ayeni  (St. Marguerite Bourgeoys room, NTC)

Thursdays: 12:10 - 1:00 pm (Sept. 17 - Dec. 03)

Catholic Saints and Mystics

St. Faustina - Divine Mercy in my Soul Diary

Hosted by Dr. Jason West (St. Marguerite Bourgeoys room, NTC)


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.