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 Dr Stéphane Saulnier or 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!

2016 Fall Seminars

Seminars begin the week of Sept. 19 and run until Dec. 9

No Seminars during reading week Nov. 7-13

College Closed for Thanksgiving, Mon. Oct. 10

Mondays 12:10 - 1:00 pm - weekly

Church Fathers/Sacred Tradition St. Ambrose ‘Exposition of the Christian Faith’ (Books 1 and II)

Hosted by Dr. Stéphane Saulnier

Tuesdays 12:10 - 1:00 pm - weekly

Magisterium/New Evangelization Pope Francis ‘Amoris Laetitia’

Hosted by Sr. Zoe Bernatsky

Wednesdays 12:10-1:00 pm - weekly

Sacred Scripture Gospel of St. Mark

Hosted by Dr. Stéphane Saulnier

Fridays 12:10 - 1:00 pm - weekly

Catholic Saints and Mystics Jacques and Raisa Maritain ‘Prayer and Intelligence’

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 460 registrations since the inception of the seminar series in the 2011-2012 academic year.