40th Anniversary
Christendom College

May 29, 2014

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Literature Professor Dr. Ben Reinhard to Deliver Lectures at Institute of Catholic Culture

Christendom College literature professor Dr. Ben Reinhard will deliver a two part lecture on June 17 and 24 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Michael Church Hall in Annandale, Va. Sponsored by the Institute of Catholic Culture, Reinhard's series is entitled "Searching for Salvation: The Quest for the Holy Grail." Reinhard received his Ph.D. from the Medieval Institute at the University of Notre Dame, writing his dissertation on Old English religious literature. At Christendom, he teaches courses in classical and medieval…

Vietnamese Graduate Students Find a Faithful Education at Christendom

[caption id="attachment_2553" align="alignleft" width="300"] Students Fr. Paul, Fr. Andrew, and Trieu mai with graduate school professor Dr. R. J. matava.[/caption] The Christendom Graduate School excels in the training of catechists and directors of religious education. Its affordable, flexible, and faithful program has attracted students from across the U.S. and beyond. Recently the graduate school has seen a rise in Vietnamese and Vietnamese-American students, both online and on-campus. Since 2006, many Vietnamese-American sisters have attended the summer program at the Front…

College Honors Dr. Peter Kreeft and Rev. Terence Henry at Commencement Ceremonies

Christendom College celebrated its Commencement Weekend on May 16-18 by awarding degrees to 69 graduates, as well as honoring renowned author and philosopher Dr. Peter Kreeft and Rev. Terence Henry, the chancellor of Franciscan University. Fr. Henry celebrated the Baccalaureate Mass on Friday, May 16, and received the college’s “Pro Deo et Patria” Medal during the commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 17. Dr. Kreeft was awarded an honorary doctorate before delivering the commencement address on Saturday. Dr. Kreeft delivered an…

Christendom’s Freshman Fireman Seeks to Grow in Career and Relationship with God

Nineteen-year-old Dan Turner is a freshman at Christendom College with more than the average amount of responsibility for a student his age.  As a part-time volunteer fireman and full-time student, Turner is always on the job, spending his free time embracing what he calls his “special opportunity to go above and beyond by helping people on what could potentially be their worst day.” Since college degrees are becoming increasingly sought-after in potential firemen, Turner decided that investing in a Christendom…

College Mission Program Highlighted in Catholic News Service Video

Christendom College’s robust spring break mission trip program is featured in a new video from the Catholic News Service. Interviewing mission trip coordinator Mike Brown, as well as several students, the video examines what inspired a record 90 Christendom students—25% of the college’s student body—to become missionaries this spring. Watch the video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zxjqMGJ0IDo Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, the program has sent over 700 students, 30 faculty and staff, and 20 alumni on mission trips to the Brazil,…

Student-Entrepreneur Ready for Career in Business

Christendom College philosophy major Jonathan Fioramonti has big plans following his graduation on May 17. As a partner in an entrepreneurial success story, Fioramonti will continue to grow his business, Block Party Bricks, and bring Christ to the workplace. "I've seen firsthand that a liberal arts degree not only offers a well-rounded education and personal development, but it also offers the practical tools to succeed in the professional world," says Fioramonti. The summer after his sophomore year, Fioramonti embraced the…

Freshman Reflects on Mission Trip Experience in Catholic Herald

Christendom College freshman Bridget Handy recently published an article in the Arlington Catholic Herald on her experience during her spring break mission trip to the Dominican Republic. In her article, Handy echoes the words of St. John Paul the Great, in saying that “missionary activity is a matter for all Christians.” She writes: We only spent one week in Bánica and the surrounding villages, but in that time I learned and grew so much in my understanding of Christ’s missionary…

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