$1,700 per couple

$900 single

This conference fee includes all lectures, seminars, listed receptions, and farm-to-table meals catered by award-winning Chef Donald Higby. While accommodations are not included in the conference fee, there is a selection of hotel and Airbnb options in the area. Please note: Guests will be responsible for transportation between their lodging and the college.

Contact Gwyneth Sawicki (gwyneth.sawicki@christendom.edu, 540.551.9257) with any questions or to reserve your spot today!

SCHEDULE (tentative) 


Friday, June 14

4:30 p.m. Welcome Reception: Cocktail Hour  

5:30 p.m. Keynote Address by George Weigel

6:30 p.m. Dinner

Saturday, June 15 

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 

10:00 a.m. Lecture by Dr. Joseph Arias

11:30 a.m. Mass – celebrant and homilist Head Chaplain Fr. Marcus Pollard  

12:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:00 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Owen Veneer

2:00 p.m. Lecture by Dr. Dan McInerny

3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet 

3:15 p.m. Seminar Discussion by Dr. Timothy O’Donnell

4:00 p.m. Break with light refreshments  

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

6:30 p.m. Dinner with Keynote Address by Guest Speaker

9:00 p.m. Cordials and Conversation

Sunday, June 16 

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

11:30 a.m. Brunch and Closing Remarks 


George Weigel is a Catholic American author, political analyst, and social activist. He currently serves as a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. Weigel was the Founding President of the James Madison Foundation.

Dr. Dan McInerny is a native of South Bend, Indiana; a graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A. English) and The Catholic University of America (M.A. and Ph.D. Philosophy); and an associate professor of philosophy at Christendom College, where he teaches courses on the Philosophy of Art and Beauty and Ethics and Imagination, among other topics. Daniel is a fiction author, dramatist, and screenwriter. 

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. Joseph Arias is the faculty advisor at Christendom College for students concentrating on moral theology.   He has presented scholarly papers at meetings of The Research Center for Biblical Thomism at Nicolaus Copernicus University, Torun, Poland, the Thomas Instituut te Utrecht, Netherlands, the Mariological Society of America, the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars, and the International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, among others. Dr. Arias has published articles in the National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, The Linacre Quarterly: The Journal of the Catholic Medical Association, Marian Studies, Homiletic & Pastoral Review, and Crisis Magazine.
Dr. Owen Vyner is Associate Professor of Theology and Chair of the Theology Department at Christendom College, Front Royal, VA. Before this, he taught in Melbourne, Australia, at the John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family. After earning his B.A. from the University of Western Australia, Dr. Vyner earned his Master’s in theology from the John Paul II Institute, his STL from the Liturgical Institute, and finally his Ph.D. from the John Paul II Institute. Dr. Vyner specializes in liturgical and sacramental theology, especially the sacrament of penance, along with theological anthropology.

This is no time to be ashamed of the Gospel. It is the time to preach it from the rooftops. Do not be afraid to break out of comfortable and routine modes of living in order to take up the challenge of making Christ known in the modern metropolis.”

— Pope St. John Paul II