Spiritual Life

Life in Christ: Charity

Whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.  (Mt 25:37-40)

Formed by the truth and nourished by the celebration of the sacred mysteries, the Christendom College community lives the faith in works of charity.  The College Chaplaincy and Student Life Office offer numerous opportunities to reach out to our brothers and sisters with Christian love.


Works of Mercy

Pro-Life Activities

  • Shield of Roses
    Prayer and witness for an end to legal abortion by a visit to an area abortion clinic.  Once a semester, we have a greater witness with “Mega Shield.” For more information, please contact: shield@christendom.edu
  • Front Royal Pregnancy Center
    Volunteer to help at this local center, which assists women with unexpected pregnancies and information about women’s health. For more information, please contact: pregcenter@christendom.edu
  • March for Life
    Every year in January, the College marks the infamous anniversary of the Roe v. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion by cancelling classes to pray and march in Washington, DC, with thousands of Americans from all over the country. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Activities: cbowers@christendom.edu
  • Students for Life
    This is the Christendom College group of the national Students for Life of America, which works to end abortion by educating students about the issues of abortion, euthanasia, and infanticide; by identifying pro-life student leaders; and, by equipping student pro-lifers with the training, skills and resources to be effective and successful. For more information please contact: sfl@christendom.edu

 Works of Mercy

  • Catholic Charities Loaves & Fishes Food Pantry
    Volunteer to help our local hungry neighbors by assisting at this Front Royal institution on Saturdays anytime from 10:00 A.M.-2:00 P.M. For more information, please contact: pantry@christendom.edu
  • Red Cross Blood Drives
    Help end the national blood shortage by giving blood at Crusader Gymnasium.  For more information, please contact the Student Activities Council at: blooddrive@christendom.edu
  • Tutor Local Youths
    The tutoring program is a great way to get or give the academic help needed. Through the program, students who need an extra hand in a subject are paired with an advanced student in that subject matter: tutoring@christendom.edu
  • Nursing Home Visits
    Visit the elderly sick at a local retirement home. For more information, please contact: nursinghome@christendom.edu
  • Soup Kitchen/Meals on Wheels
    Help cook and serve meals at a local soup kitchen, and deliver meals to the homebound.  For more information, please contact: soupkitchen@christendom.edu
    Support our Matt-25 Works of Mercy with a financial gift.  Please mail your generous offering (by check payable to “Christendom College”) to:
    Chaplain of Christendom College
    134 Christendom Drive
    Front Royal, VA  22630

Mission Trips

  • Spring Break Mission Trip to Guatemala
    Work with religious sisters in their hospital for malnourished children. For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Brown at:
  • Spring Break Mission Trip to the Dominican Republic
    Serve the material and spiritual need of the poor in the town of Banica. For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Brown at: mbrown@christendom.edu
  • Spring Break Mission Trip to Peru
    Assist with the many needs of an orphanage run by religious sisters outside of Lima. For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Brown at: mbrown@christendom.edu
  • Spring Break Mission Trip to Ireland
    Support the Pro-Life movement in Dublin and Letterkenny. For more information, please contact Prof. Michael Brown at: mbrown@christendom.edu

Catechesis & Youth Ministry

Volunteer at St. John the Baptist Parish in Front Royal as a…

  • Catechist:  Teach religious education classes to children.
  • Youth Ministry Volunteer:  Assist with the parish’s high school youth group.

For more information, please contact: catechesis@christendom.edu

Please note: All parish volunteers who have regular contact with minors must be comply with the Diocese of Arlington’s policy for child protection.

Charitable Giving

  • Chapel Poor Box
    Please be generous with your gifts to the needy through our Chapel Poor Box.
  • Sunday Second Collections
    The regular Sunday collections at Christ the King Chapel support the liturgical needs of the Chaplaincy.
Those involved in pastoral ministry will encourage teachers and students to become more aware of their responsibility towards those who are suffering physically or spiritually. Following the example of Christ, they will be particularly attentive to the poorest and to those who suffer economic, social, cultural or religious injustice. This responsibility begins within the academic community, but it also finds application beyond it. (Ex Corde Ecclesiae, 40)