Conference 2017


CNWE’s 2017 National Conference
– Saint Paul University –
May 26-28, 2017

Keynote Speaker:

Sr. Christine Schenk, CSJ, founder of FutureChurch

Plenary Address:

“Crispina and Her Sisters:
Women and Authority in Early Christianity”

research into the funerary imagery
and portraiture of early Christian women.

A fascinating picture emerges of women’s authority in the early Church,
a picture often invisible or distorted by the literary record.

  • CNWE Conference
    May 26, 2017 - May 28, 2017
    3:00 pm - 2:00 pm
  • Plenary
    May 26, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Venue Phone: 1-800-637-6859

Venue Website:

223 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, K1S 1C4


Located in the heart of the nation’s capital, Saint Paul University (est. 1848) is the founding college of the University of Ottawa, with which it has been federated since 1965. A bilingual institution, it offers undergraduate and graduate study programs.

Over the years, Saint Paul University (SPU) has evolved into an institution whose primary focus is on the multiple facets of the human experience. Not surprisingly, that priority is reflected in our current study programs: in addition to our founding disciplines—canon lawphilosophy, and theology—we offer courses in social communicationcounselling and psychotherapypublic ethicsconflict studies, and human relations and spirituality.

Besides its academic programs, SPU offers a number of complementary services, including support and guidance to help students succeed academically and personally; access to symposiums, conferences and workshops with distinguished specialists in issues facing today’s society; a student residence; and a library with an outstanding collection of documents and books on a range of specialized subjects.

SPU is known for its small class sizes, personalized service, diverse student population and international vision, solid reputation, rich history, and Catholic intellectual tradition.