Another new addition came to our new Christ the King Chapel in December of 2021: weathervanes for the tops of the steeples! Both are marked with the college's seal, further beautifying the exterior of the Chapel.
Work continues on the interior of our new Chapel! The ceiling of the Our Lady's Chapel, which will be behind the High Altar, is currently being painted blue with stars, similar to the stunning ceiling of the crossing tower.
Good morning from Christ the King Chapel! Contractor Nate Collins snapped this gorgeous picture of the Chapel before going into work.
Alumnae Mandy Hain and Mary O'Reilly spent November painting in the crossing tower of the new Chapel, creating the beautiful "Sanctus, Sanctus, Sanctus" lettering that will be seen surrounding the High Altar. The lettering, which is complete with gold leaf paint, is...
Kegg Organ Builders is pleased to have been commissioned to build a new pipe organ of 47 ranks for Christ the King Chapel.
Take a look back at the raising of the steeples and bells for Christ the King Chapel in this new, exclusive video.
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!”