Dr. Timothy O'Donnell to Deliver Address in Northern Virginia

October 17, 2008

todChristendom College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will deliver a lecture entitled “St. Paul’s Journey to Rome and the Persecutions” at St. Mary’s Lyceum, Alexandria, Virginia on October 21 at 7:30.

Dr. Timothy T. O'Donnell is the President of Christendom College where he also teaches courses in history and theology. He received his early education at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, California where he graduated with B.A. degrees in Philosophy and History. He continued there, achieving the M.A. in Church History. He completed his academic pursuits at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (Angelicum), receiving the S.T.L. and S.T.D., the Licentiate and Doctorate of Sacred Theology degrees. He was the first layman to receive a doctorate in ascetical and mystical theology from the Angelicum. 

He is a Knight of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem and is a member of many other organizations, including the Catholic Academy of Sciences and The Fellowship of Catholic Scholars. He is also on the Board of Advisors for the Institute on Religious Life and the Cardinal Newman Society. He received the 1995 Cardinal Newman Society Award for Excellence in Catholic Higher Education. In 2002, Dr. O’Donnell was appointed a consulter to the Pontifical Council for the Family by the Pope John Paul II.

A well-known lecturer, Dr. O'Donnell is also the author of the acclaimed Heart of the Redeemer, a theological investigation and spiritual guide to the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus; and the recently published Swords Around the Cross, a historical investigation of a crucial period in the history of Catholic Ireland. He is a frequent guest on EWTN's Mother Angelica Live! and also has done six lecture series on EWTN; The Heart of Jesus, The Glory of the Papacy: Parts I-III, St. Luke: Meek Scribe of Christ, Rome's Hidden Churches: A Lenten Pilgrimage, Signs & Glory: The Gospel of St. John, and St. Matthew: Evangelist of the Church.

For more information contact Mr. Luis Brown at 703.836.5450 or brownluis@hotmail.com.


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