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The New Chapel – A Reason for Hope

Author Jeff Minick featured Christendom’s new Christ the King Chapel in his latest article in the Epoch Times, titled “Our Need for Beauty: A Look at Architecture.” Pointing to Christendom and others as places where beauty is being brought back into architecture, Minick ultimately sees the new Chapel as a reason for hope in today’s culture. Minick, the father of four Christendom alumni, is an accomplished writer and commentator, often writing on the state of today’s culture. His latest article…

Christendom Named a Top Catholic College in Newman Guide

Christendom College has once again been included in the Cardinal Newman Society’s list of recommended faithful Catholic colleges, as published in the 2019-20 Newman Guide. Chosen for being committed to uniting faith and reason and striving to be faithfully Catholic, Christendom is one of only 15 colleges in the United States included in the guide, which calls the college “a standard…against which other Catholic liberal arts colleges are measured.” “We are honored to be once again named to the Newman…

Funeral Arrangements for Dr. Patrick Keats

English professor Dr. Patrick Keats passed away on July 5 in his final battle with cancer. The college will host his wake and funeral on campus on July 18-19. On Thursday, July 18, the viewing will be held in the Crypt of Christ the King Chapel from 6-9:00 p.m. All are invited to attend. Dr. Keats’ body will then be taken into the Chapel for a rosary and to lie in repose all evening. On Friday, July 19, the funeral Mass will begin at 11:00 a.m. in Christendom’s Christ…

Alumnae Found St. Edith Stein School for Girls

In the educational landscape, and in society as a whole, the differences between men and women have been rejected. Few remain who see these important distinctions as indications of a Divine plan.  Meanwhile academic progressives are waging war on the biological differences between men and women in the name of a false form of "equality." Catholic schools have been fighting against this cultural trend for years, including Catholic men’s schools. However, fewer Catholic women’s schools exist with this same purpose. Christendom alumnae…

Christendom Mourns the Passing of Beloved Professor Dr. Patrick Keats

Dr. Patrick Keats, longtime English professor, producer of the theatrical group the Christendom Players, and former academic dean, passed away peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2019, in his beloved wife Lily’s arms, after receiving Last Rites and the Apostolic Blessing. Keats, a husband, father, lover of literature, movies, and theater, died after a long battle with cancer. He was 67 years old. “The passing of Pat Keats is a tremendous loss to the entire Christendom community, which he served for so…

New Psychology and Philosophy Courses Taught This Summer

Christendom’s Graduate School began its summer session last week, with students immersing themselves in their classes on the Front Royal campus, working toward their graduate degrees in theological studies. One of the more popular features of the summer, the Vita Consecrata Institute (VCI) for religious, priests, and other consecrated persons, is also experiencing an exciting expansion this summer, with new courses now being offered on psychology and philosophy. According to Dr. R.J. Matava, dean of the graduate school, the idea for these two…

Kathryn Jean Lopez Recommends O’Donnell’s Sacred Heart Book

While the month of June, also known as the month of the Sacred Heart, may be over, Our Sunday Visitorrecommends its readers should still delve deeper into the mystery of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Whose solemnity was celebrated on June 28. In the article, author Kathryn Jean Lopez recommends college president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell’s reprinted and reissued Heart of the Redeemer, a book that she calls “nourishment to the soul.” Originally released in 1989 by Ignatius Press, the reissued version of…

Lumen Christi Alumni Fall in Love with Christendom at ECSP

It is roughly a nine-hour drive from Jackson, Michigan, to Front Royal, Virginia. Not a short stretch by any means, and quite a long distance for college students to be away from their families during those critical four years. And yet, two students from Lumen Christi Catholic School, located in Jackson, will be joining Christendom’s Class of 2023 this fall. They are the latest in a new trend of Lumen Christi students and alumni attending Christendom, drawn far from home…

Student Excels in Video Production Internship

With summer now in full swing, many Christendom students are well into summer jobs and internships, earning valuable experiences that will assist them with their future success. One student, sophomore Aganze Nkere, is already earning praise from his employers at computer software company Blue Pillar, Inc., due to his research, organization, and quick learning skills. Blue Pillar, located in Maryland, is a software company working to connect the energy sources that power the world. In his internship at the company,…

Student Excelling as Counselor in Switzerland

The summer months between college semesters can be perfect for multiple reasons for students. From opportunities for vacations to chances to grow in important job skills, summer can be an incredibly formative time. Student Emily Palm is combining both of those possibilities together this summer with her job with The American School in Switzerland (TASIS), serving as a counselor abroad and growing in her critical thinking and leadership skills along the way. Palm, who also competes on the college’s cross-country…