Hope & Inspiration

The new Christ the King Chapel will rise up from our campus directing the hearts and minds of all who encounter it to our Redeemer and King.



Construction Update | January 2020

The last and tallest piece of structural steel will be installed this Friday! Check out Project Manager Pat Haggerty’s update for an in-depth tour of the steel structure.  

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Chapel Bell Removed

The McShane Bell Company is packing up the four bells in campus storage and removing the bell in the current chapel to prepare them for their future home in the new Christ the King Chapel. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oY0nu_j6Mw

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Crafting of First Clerestory Window Underway

Crafting of First Clerestory Window Underway

Crafting of the St. Don Bosco clerestory window, the first to be built for the new Christ the King Chapel, is underway! Beyer Studio will begin selecting glass, the first step in an average month-long process of building a clerestory window.

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Window Restoration Underway

Window Restoration Underway

Beyer Studio has begun the window restoration process! The Coronation window by the Tyrolese Glass Art Company of Innsbruck, Austria, is being taken apart piece by piece to be restored and placed in the Chapel of Our Lady.

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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

seating capacity

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!”

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