Newman Theological College
"Treasures of our Faith" Seminar Series

2017 Intersession Seminar

Mondays;  May 8, 15, 29 & June 12, 12:15 - 1:15 pm 

Stories of the Faith

Flannery O’Connor was born in Savannah, Georgia in 1925. She lived most of her life on a farm where she raised peacocks and wrote. She authored two novels and over thirty-one short stories and numerous essays and letters. She was a woman of deep faith and uncommon vision. This short seminar will explore O’Connor’s insights into the nature of the human being and their possible meanings for today.

The first story for exploration will be "A Good Man is Hard to Find".

Hosted by Fr. Eamonn McNerney

Textbook: Flannery O'Connor, The Complete Stories (available from NTC Bookstore)

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!


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