A work of art often inspires wonder in those who admire it, and sometimes beauty can inspire something even greater. This is true for Fr. Noah Morey ’08, the parochial vicar of All Saints Catholic Church in Manassas, Virginia, who was deeply impacted by the...read more
An anonymous benefactor generously donated $1 million to the Campaign for Christendom. The gift will go specifically to the restoration of the Sacred Heart window, located above the main altar in the current Chapel, in addition to sponsoring a brand new stained-glass...read more
Rose Window to Pay Tribute to College's Authentic Liberal Arts Education Upon entering the new Christ the King Chapel, one of the most striking details will be directly behind you, illuminating the Chapel in a beautiful array of colors: the rose window. The window...read more
The Beauty of the Sacrament of Penance The Inspiration Behind the Support of Six Alumni Priests BY Fr. Anthony Stephens, CPM ’99 “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.” (John...read more
The Power of Stained Glass Windows BY ELIZABETH LEV When in 1135, Abbot Suger of St. Denis installed the prototype of a rose window in stained glass in the western façade of his church, he felt the work was so beautiful it required verse to describe it. “Noble is the...read more
$2 Million Grant Strengthens Christendom’s Role as a Center For Sacred Music In a traditionally built church, the music of the choir seems to come from nowhere. It surrounds the congregation, almost like a chorus of invisible angels. The choir enjoys a certain amount...read more
Adorning the chapel
The highest beauty of the new Christ the King Chapel will be the Eucharistic Presence of our Lord and His people gathered there to worship. Through the Sacred Art Project, we seek to glorify the kingship of Christ by adorning His dwelling place with sacred art that reflects His majesty.
ABOUT the Chapel
Stained glass windows
Foot tall gothic tower
The new Christ the King Chapel will provide much needed space for our growing student body. Constructed at the highest point of our campus it will serve as our the spiritual, intellectual, and social heart of our academic community.
This is the most ambitious building project we have ever undertaken. The new bell tower and spires will rise out of the valley along the shores of the Shenandoah River on our campus. The chapel will be visible for miles and serve as the outward expression of our role as the standard for fidelity and authentic liberal arts education with Christ at the center of all we do.
"It’s very beautiful!"
– Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI
Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI blessed the cornerstone for the Christ the King Chapel on March 5, 2008. Upon seeing the plans for the new chapel, he exclaimed: “It’s very beautiful!”