$1600 per couple

$950 single

This all-inclusive conference fee includes all lectures, seminars, listed receptions and meals featuring locally grown ingredients, 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 Danielle Lemieux (, 540.305.5676) with any questions or to reserve your spot today!



Friday, July 12

5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m. Dinner

Saturday, July 13

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast
10:00 a.m. Dr. Timothy O’Donnell | Lecture: The Book of Job
11:30 a.m. Mass
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Dr. Brendan McGuire| Seminar:Militant Islam
2:30 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet
3:30 p.m. Prof. Sharon Hickson | Seminar: The Hint of an Explanation
5:00 p.m. Hors d’Ouevres
6:30 p.m. Dinner with Keynote by Joseph Pearce: The Problem of Pain in Great Literature

Sunday, July 14

10:00 a.m. Mass
11:15 a.m. Brunch and Closing Remarks
1:00 p.m. Tour of Campus (Optional)


Joseph Pearce is the director of book publishing at the Augustine Institute. A native of England, he is editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, editor of the print and online journal Faith & Culture, and senior contributor at The Imaginative Conservative. The internationally acclaimed author of many books, he is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures.

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.

Prof. Sharon Mahoney Hickson attended Marymount College in Tarrytown, New York, and completed her master’s degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been involved with Christendom College since its inception and has been teaching in the Language and Literature Department since 2004.

Dr. Brendan McGuire specializes in the study of medieval Christianity; his scholarly research has focused on a variety of issues related to the Church in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Dr. McGuire received his Ph.D. from St. Louis University and has been a member of Christendom College’s history faculty since 2007. 

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— C.S. Lewis
The Screwtape Letters

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