"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!

2018 Intersession Seminars


Fridays; June 1, 8, 15, 22

12:15 - 1:15 pm

to be held on Campus

The Divine Comedy

A tentative reading (Lectio) and visual (Visio) exploration of The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri (1265-1321). Four interactive meetings will be held. The emphasis in these seminars will be on Part 1 - The Inferno, but with a view towards Parts 2 and 3, The Purgatorio and The Paradiso.

Textbook: The Divine Comedy, translated by Mark Musa
(available at NTC Bookstore, or bring your favorite version)

Hosted by Fr. Eamonn McNerney

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