A Message from Our President

Welcome to Christendom College!

TOD_3708On this website you will find a basic introduction to the educational philosophy, curriculum, goals, and structure of Christendom College. All the administration, faculty, and staff of the college are committed to providing you with the finest Catholic education possible. We have a traditional liberal arts core curriculum which properly grounds students by teaching them to think critically.

Having entered into the celebration of the Third Millennium called for by Pope John Paul II, we invite you to become a vibrant part of the Christendom community. Our endeavor seeks to bear witness to the whole truth about God, man, and the created order. Here at Christendom, the love of life, learning, and Catholic festivity go hand-in-hand with the desire for God.

I personally invite you to join us in our common effort to consecrate the intellect and will to Christ our Lord and King.

In the Heart of Christ,
Timothy T. O’Donnell, STD, KGCHS


Timothy T. O’Donnell is the president of Christendom College, where he teaches courses in history and theology. He was the first layman to receive both his licentiate and doctoral degrees in ascetical and mystical theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He has taught at St. John’s Seminary in Camarillo, California, and at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California. He is a Knight Grand Cross in the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, and he is a consultor to the Pontifical Council for the Family. Additionally, he is the author of Heart of the Redeemer and Swords Around the Cross: The Nine Years War. He has filmed many programs for the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), including Glory of the Papacy and Luke: Meek Scribe of Christ. Dr. O’Donnell and his wife, Cathy, live in Stephens City, Virginia, and have nine children and 18 grandchildren.