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Christendom Community Blessed with Four Priests on Campus

Christendom College has been blessed with so many wonderful priests over the years, with that tradition continuing in an expanded direction this past year. With alumnus chaplain Fr. Stephen McGraw at the helm, the chaplaincy has grown to include four priests who are in service to the Christendom community, making the spiritual life of the college both richer and even more fulfilling. Fr. McGraw was appointed head chaplain this past summer, taking over from Fr. Donald Planty, and he is…

Alumni Return to Serve Christendom Community

Alumni Marilyn Charba (’14), Zachary Smith (’14), and Theresa Francis (’14) recently joined the administrative staff at Christendom College, filling the new positions of female residence director, public relations specialist, and special events manager respectively. Each position has been recently created by the college as it continues to expand not only in campus size, but in staff size as well. “The college is really focusing on improving the quality of life for our students and other constituents,” says vice president…

Christendom Community to Celebrate Feasts of St. Patrick and St. Joseph

One of the hallmarks of a Christendom educational experience is the festive celebration of the many liturgical feast days of the Church. This week, the college community will come together to celebrate two of the Church’s most revered saints: St. Patrick, on Thursday, March 17, and St. Joseph, on Saturday, March 19. Celebrating the feast of St. Patrick has been a staple at Christendom since its founding. Begun by college founder Dr. Warren Carroll in the early years of the…

Christendom College Experiences The Passion of the Christ as a Community

On Ash Wednesday, Christendom College rented a local movie theater for a special screening of the much-talked about movie, "The Passion of the Christ." Over 275 members of the College community lined up in the cold to await entrance into the theater, including College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell. O'Donnell had already seen a pre-finalized version of the movie this past November, and was extremely impressed with director Mel Gibson's version of the the passion of Our Lord. Although the film…

Christendom Community Prayerfully Protests Abortion in Northern Virginia

Fighting for the pro-life cause is not something that happens once a year at the March for Life — rather, it is a cause that is fought for daily, evidenced by the large group of Christendom students and faculty that prayed outside a Falls Church abortion clinic this past Saturday as part of the college’s annual Mega Shield event. Students got out of bed early on Saturday morning and drove an hour to Falls Church, kneeling outside the abortion clinic…

Christendom College Community Thankful for Pope Benedict’s Pontificate

[caption id="attachment_3554" align="alignright" width="350"] College President Dr. Timothy O’Donnell greets Pope Benedict on behalf of the College in 2011.[/caption] The entire College community, along with the rest of the Catholic world, was stunned by the announcement made today by the Holy Father that he would be stepping down as the Roman Pontiff on February 28, 2013. Pope Benedict said that he no longer had the mental and physical strength to cope with the demands of the position of Pope. In…

Scott Hahn Explains New Evangelization to Christendom College Community

On September 16, world-renowned Bible scholar and theology professor Dr. Scott Hahn launched Christendom College’s Major Speaker Program, delivering a lecture on “The Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization.” “We face the task of re-evangelizing the de-Christianized,” Hahn said. “The cause of de-Christianization has been this oppressive secularization, which doesn’t just cause us to forget the faith, but it causes us to become more and more distant from those structures that make it real.” Hahn explained that just as…

Christendom Alumni Community Remembers “Human of Earth” Matthew Shane Cameron

A filmmaker. A music manager. An adventurer. A husband. A father. Alumnus Matthew Shane Cameron was many things to many people. Most importantly, however, he was this: a good, Godly man. Cameron passed away on November 14, 2017, after a nine-month battle with adenocarcinoma of the lung cancer, but not before impacting countless lives during his 47 years as a “human of earth” — a phrase he used often. His courageous battle with cancer brought the Christendom alumni community together…

Authentic Community

Jacob Meza | Raymond Hain | Loretta Scheetz Throughout history, many saints have described Lent as an apprenticeship under Jesus in the desert. We go with the Lord into the wilderness; we watch Him closely and we imitate Him. Often, we learn best through observation and imitation. Providence College professor and Christendom alum, Dr. Raymond Hain, experienced a similar immersive experience at Christendom. “You had a community of like-minded people, both faculty and students, who were all engaged in a…

Building Community

Alumnus Seeks to Share the Joy of His Faith This story appears in Instaurare. Subscribe today! Christendom College is proud to provide the intellectual and spiritual formation necessary to prepare students to inspire the world around them, but it is each individual’s responsibility to build upon this foundation. Alumnus Jacob Meza ’05 is using his Christendom education to build up his community by prioritizing family and moral values, with the hope that his example will help others do the same. Though originally…