"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 Dr Stéphane Saulnier at NTC.

These seminars are not for credit and are open to all.

No homework! No prior knowledge necessary! Attendance is free!

2019 Winter Seminars

Seminars begin the week of January 14, 2019

Thursdays; 12:10 - 1:00 pm

Pope Francis,

Gaudete et Exsultate

'On the Call to Holiness'

Hosted by Sr. Zoe Bernatsky

To be held in the Eugene de Mazenod Room, Main Fl., NTC

Fridays; 9:30 - 10:20 am

Patristic and Byzantine Homilies

on the Transfiguration of the Lord

Hosted by Dr. Stéphane Saulnier

To be held in the St. Eugene de Mazenod Room, NTC

Fridays; 10:30 - 11:20 am

On the Lord's Prayer:

Tertullian, Cyprian and Origen

Hosted by Dr. Stéphane Saulnier

To be held in the St. Eugene de Mazenod Room, NTC

Living in the Word Seminars


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 reception@newman.edu or by phone at 780.392.2450.


We have had over 700 registrations since the inception of the seminar series in the 2011-2012 academic year.