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Funeral Arrangements for Fr. Seamus O’Kielty

Longtime assistant chaplain Fr. Seamus O’Kielty passed away on Monday, February 18, after over six decades of service for the Church. Christendom College will host his funeral this week, per his final wishes. On Thursday, February 21, a Wake will be held in the Crypt of Christ the King Chapel from 6:00-9:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. Near the end of the wake, all will pray the rosary for Father’s repose. The wake is scheduled for 3 hours in consideration…

Remembering Fr. Seamus O’Kielty: a Priest Forever and a True Son of Ireland

For funeral arrangements information, please click here. “I want to die here because people at Christendom College will pray for me when I am gone.” These were the opening words of Fr. Seamus O’Kielty at his first homily at his first Mass that he celebrated at Christendom College when he came to serve the community as an assistant chaplain in 2002. [caption id="attachment_29828" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Fr. Seamus O'Kielty.[/caption] When Fr. O’Kielty, 88, took his last breath in the afternoon on…

Mathematics Major Prepares Students for STEM Careers

Christendom has long been proud of its rigorous core curriculum that covers the great works of Western Civilization in literature, theology, philosophy, history, and mathematics. A few years ago, the college expanded its math offerings and began offering a math major to its students. Coupled with the 86-credit hour core in the humanities, the Christendom math major is unique amongst other collegiate mathematics offerings. With more courses being developed each year, the major is quickly becoming a vital stepping stone…

Lady Crusaders Thrill with Overtime Win

The Lady Crusaders basketball team celebrated senior night in terrific fashion on Saturday, with seniors Gemma McMahon, Helena Briggs, and Georgie Messing leading the team to a comeback overtime win over Mid-Atlantic Christian University, 64-52. On the men’s side, the Crusaders squandered a strong first half and fell to Mid-Atlantic 69-66 in the final minutes. Each sport at Christendom uses their final home game of the season to celebrate the accomplishments of graduating seniors, with Saturday marking the final home…

College Welcomes New Chairman and Members to Board of Directors

After a decade spent on the board, 1993 alumnus Stephen O’Keefe was voted the new chairman of the board of directors. He replaces longtime Chairman Donna Bethell, who led the College through an extraordinary era of growth during her 20 years of exemplary service. Donna will continue to serve as vice chairman. O’Keefe has an extensive background in founding and growing companies, including NovusCG, a data management company that was acquired by IBM in 2007. During his time on Christendom’s…

New Study Shows Economic Gains from Liberal Arts Education

For many years, the public has been hearing the same cry from politicians: liberal arts graduates are doomed to a life of poverty, making the education worthless. According to a new economic study, however, that claim is far from the truth, and the liberal arts instead lead to meaningful economic mobility — a fact further seen in the success found by Christendom alumni over the college’s forty-year history. As reported in Inside Higher Ed, the new study from the Andrew W.…

Student Volunteers Enhance Spiritual Life on Campus

Christendom’s Christ the King Chapel serves as the locus of the spiritual life and growth of the Christendom community. As in any church, the chapel requires the aid of the laity to keep the church building clean and well-ordered, as well as to assist in serving the Liturgy. At Christendom, these volunteers are made up of students, who work closely with the Chaplaincy to ensure that the chapel provides a peaceful place for solitary reflection and a center for communal…

Passing on What We Have Learned: An Interview with Mary Ellen Bork

Mary Ellen Bork is the wife of the late Judge Robert Bork and has served on the college’s Advisory Board for nearly 20 years. Mrs. Bork is a freelance writer and lecturer on issues of Catholic life and culture. Over the years, she has been an advocate for the pro-life movement, promoting Catholic culture through groups such as the John Carroll Society, Imago Dei (Theology of the Body), The Susan B. Anthony List, and the Catholic Campaign for America. Her…

Senior Competes in World Fiddling Championship

Senior Seamus Wick was recently flown to Ireland to compete in the Sean O’Riada Gold Medal — a world fiddling championship, featuring some of the best fiddlers in the world. Wick has been playing the fiddle for close to fifteen years and loves to offer his performance skills at a variety of Christendom events. [embed]https://youtu.be/1qWbIn5NlHQ[/embed] Wick’s father heard about the competition in Ireland from other Irish musicians and encouraged Wick to apply. Anybody in the world can send in five…

Full-Tuition Scholarship Winners See College Education as Life-Changing

When Claire Guernsey, Henry Summers, and Rose Norris first applied to Christendom, they had an idea of what kind of education they would get. As they each moved through the application process, the Padre Pio Full-Tuition Scholarship Competition, and the eventual winning of that competition, they grew in their excitement and in their expectations. And yet, with one semester complete, the Christendom experience thus far has exceeded even those expectations, with the classroom experience and the campus culture singled out…