On November 23, Christendom College marked its patronal feast day, Christ the King, with a solemn Mass, Eucharistic procession, and festive brunch. College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell led the entire community in a dedication to the Sacred Heart and Immaculate Heart of Mary following the Mass.
The feast has been celebrated annually since 1992 whenever school is in session.
In a symbolic gesture aimed to unite everyone in the community, the college sent the dedication prayers to friends, donors, and college students who were traveling abroad on their way home from their Junior Semester in Rome.
“The word ‘Christendom’ means ‘reign of Christ,’” Dr. O’Donnell said, “so this feast is naturally important for our college, but it is also important for the world. Both John Paul II and Benedict XVI have encouraged the celebration of this feast. At a time when society seems to be overrun by the culture of death, it is fitting to proclaim Christ as king of all men and creation.”
The Feast of Christ the King was instituted in 1925 by Pope Pius XI with his encyclical Quas Primas. Read the encyclical here.