$1600 per couple

$950 single

This all-inclusive conference fee includes lectures, seminars, listed receptions and farm-to-table meals catered by award winning Chef Donald Higby, as well as accommodations for Friday and Saturday. Accommodations are at The Holiday Inn & Suites at Blue Ridge Shadows. Experience award-winning hospitality and charm, nestled in the Shenandoah Valley. Contact Annie Sullivan (anne.sullivan@christendom.edu, 540.551.9257) with any questions or to reserve your spot today!

SCHEDULE (tentative) 



Friday, July 9

5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception   

6:30 p.m. Dinner with Address on St. Joseph: Protector of the Universal Church by Fr. Francis “Rocky” Hoffman

Saturday, July 10 

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 

10:00 a.m. Dr. Timothy O’Donnell
On Quas Prima – The Universal Kingship of Christ 

11:30 a.m. Mass – celebrant and homilist Fr. John Riley  

12:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:15 p.m. Dr. Owen Vyner
Sacramental Penance and the Triumph Over Sin: Participation in Christ’s Kingship

2:30 p.m. Tour of new Christ the King Chapel with Dr. O’Donnell

3:15 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet 

3:30 p.m. Break

5:30 p.m. Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres  

6:30 p.m. Dinner with Keynote Religious Liberty Is Important, But It’s Not Enough by Dr. Ryan Anderson

9:00 p.m. Cordials and Conversation

Sunday, July 11 

10:00 a.m. Mass – celebrant and homilist Fr. Marcus Pollard

11:15 a.m. Brunch and Closing Remarks 


Fr. Francis “Rocky” Hoffman is the Executive Director and CEO of Relevant Radio. He obtained his B.A. in History from Northwestern University, an M.B.A from the University of Notre Dame, and received his doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. He was ordained a priest for Opus Dei in 1992. Fr. Hoffman is a noted author and speaker and has appeared on major radio and television networks.

Fr. John Riley is the parochial chaplain for Sacred Heart Church and Academy in Winchester, Virginia. He received his B.A. in communications from the University of Notre Dame and his M.A. in Catechetics from the Notre Dame Institute, now Christendom Graduate School. He also earned a second M.A. in Divinity and theology from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, the seminary from which he was ordained in 1991. For four years, Christendom College was blessed to have Fr. Riley as its chaplain. Fr. Riley has written and spoken a great deal on the matters of our Catholic Faith.

Dr. Ryan T. Anderson is the President of the Ethics and Public Policy Center  and the Founding  Editor of  Public Discourse, the online journal of the Witherspoon Institute of Princeton, New Jersey. He received his B.A. from Princeton University and his Ph.D. in political philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Anderson is also an adjunct professor for Christendom College’s Philosophy and Political Science departments.

Dr. Timothy O’Donnell received his early education at Loyola Marymount in Los Angeles, California, where he graduated with B.A. degrees in philosophy and history and an M.A. in Church history. He received a doctorate in ascetical and mystical theology from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome (Angelicum). Dr. O’Donnell is the president of Christendom College.

Dr. Owen Vyner received his B.A. from the University of Western Australia and a Licentiate of Sacred Theology from the Liturgical Institute (Mundelein, IL). He received his MTheol and Ph.D. from the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family (Melbourne). Dr. Vyner is the Chair of the Theology Department at Christendom College and teaches both core and upper-level courses in his areas of specialization: sacramental theology and marriage and the family.

“The Kingdom of Christ is a kingdom of freedom.”

— St. Josemaria Escriva