Christendom College’s annual Summer Institute will be held on Saturday, July 16, from 9:15am – 9:15pm, at its Front Royal, Virginia, campus. The one-day conference, entitled “The Eucharist: Source and Summit of the Life and Mission of the Church,” will feature Christendom College faculty and guest speakers Fr. Mitch Pacwa and Fr. Benedict Groeschel.

PacwaFather Mitch Pacwa, S.J., will deliver the conference’s keynote address on the Bread of Life discourse as found in the Gospel of St. John. Fr. Pacwa is a Jesuit priest, author, and popular television host of several EWTN television and radio programs, including EWTN Live and The Holy Rosary in the Holy Land. An accomplished biblical scholar and apologist, Fr. Pacwa speaks 12 languages, including Arabic, Aramaic, Hebrew, and Koine Greek. He is founder of Ignatius Productions – a multi-media teaching apostolate that features his books, tapes, and video productions.

groeschel_headshot Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., will present a lecture on the history and theology of benediction. Fr. Groeschel is an internationally loved speaker, writer, and founder of the community of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. The Community is dedicated to preaching reform within the Church and caring for the homeless in the South Bronx and Harlem sections of New York City, as well as in London and Honduras.

Dr. Timothy O’Donnell will focus his talk on Mary, as the Mother of the Eucharist. O’Donnell is a renowned speaker, author, host of a number of EWTN programs, and the President of Christendom College where he also teaches Theology and History. He is a Consulter to the Pontifical Council for the Family and a member of the Catholic Academy of Sciences and the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars.

Fr. William Saunders will give an in-depth look at Eucharistic miracles and the effects these miracles have had on the belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist. Fr. Saunders is the author of a weekly column in the Arlington Catholic Herald, “Straight Answer.” He serves as Pastor of Our Lady of Hope Catholic Church in Potomac Falls, VA, and teaches Theology, Catechetics, and Church History at Christendom College’s Notre Dame Graduate School.

For registration information, please contact 800.877.5456.

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