Spiritual Life

They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. (Acts 2:42)


From the beginning, the Church has faithfully carried on the three-fold mission of Christ to proclaim the truth of salvation through faith in the Lord Jesus, to celebrate the beauty of the faith in the grace of the sacred liturgy and of the sacraments, and to live the goodness of the faith in charity. The Chaplaincy at Christendom College, through a variety of activities, integrates the truths of the faith learned in the classroom with the life of the Spirit celebrated in the sacred liturgy and lived in charity.

 

Chaplaincy

The College's priest chaplains carry on that mission by serving the spiritual needs of the entire Christendom College community:

Rev. Stephen McGraw
Head Chaplain | Bio

fr.mcgrawatchristendom.edu
Padre Pio Hall
540.622.6128
Rev. Seamus O'Kielty
Associate Chaplain | Bio
 
   
The priest chaplains are supported by the following students:
Jordan Mann
Chaplain’s Assistant
chaplainsassistant@christendom.edu
   
Philip Gilbert
Head Sacristan
sacristan@christendom.edu

 



Pastoral ministry is that activity of the University which offers the members of the university community an opportunity to integrate religious and moral principles with their academic study and non-academic activities, thus integrating faith with life.  It is part of the mission of the Church within the University, and is also a constitutive element of a Catholic University itself, both in its structure and in its life. . . .  All members of the university community are to be invited to assist the work of pastoral ministry, and to collaborate in its activities.  (Bl. Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Constitution Ex Corde Ecclesiae On Catholic Universities, 38; General Norms 6§2)