This week, Beyer Studios came to campus and installed eight stained glass windows in the new Christ the King Chapel. The St. Therese of Lisieux window is a brand new piece of art while the other seven windows were refurbished from the old chapel: St. Anthony, St....
During his visit to Christendom for the college's 2022 Commencement Ceremonies, Cardinal Sarah also received an exclusive tour of the college's new Christ the King Chapel — including a look at our now constructed high altar!
This week in our new Christ the King Chapel, teams are working on sub flooring, which is a structural surface made of plywood. It creates a foundation on which the interlacing wooden panels for the actual flooring will eventually go.
Beyer Studio has made great progress on the Clerestory windows for our new Christ the King Chapel with the outside borders being painted for all five that are currently in-progress.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was touring Rome with his father. As it was Holy Week, the two of them attended the Tenebrae services at the Vatican. He was mesmerized by Allegri’s Miserere but knew well that this piece was played only twice during the year, and that the...
As work on the Chapel continues, the new walkway around the chapel is making great progress. This 7-foot wide path will eventually circle the new Christ the King Chapel, providing a beautiful setting for Eucharistic and Rosary processions throughout the year. Made of...
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!”