$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!

SCHEDULE (tentative) 



Friday, July 10  

5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception   

6:30 p.m. Dinner with Special Address
Francis Cardinal Arinze
Dies Domine:
Reclaiming Sunday and Transformation of the Culture   

Saturday, July 11 

9:00 a.m. Continental Breakfast 

10:00 a.m. Dr. Timothy O’Donnell
The Family as Domestic Church: Essential to the Common Good 

11:30 a.m. Mass 
Francis Cardinal Arinze 

12:00 p.m. Lunch 

1:15 p.m. Dr. John Cuddeback
Manly Friendships and the Common Good 

2:30 p.m. Break 

3:00 p.m. Divine Mercy Chaplet 

3:30 p.m. Prof. Mary Stanford
Men, Women, and Technology: The Risks of Disembodied Communication 

5:00 p.m. Hors d’oeuvre 

6:30 p.m. Dinner with Keynote 
Dr. Carrie Gress
Cause for Hope: Mary, the Solution to Cultural Decay   

Sunday, July 12 

10:00 a.m. Mass
Francis Cardinal Arinze

11:15 a.m. Brunch and Closing Remarks 


Francis Cardinal Arinze is Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation of Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. He served on the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue and is a longtime defender of the family and outspoken opponent of contraception, abortion, and euthanasia. .

Dr. Carrie Gress has a doctorate in philosophy from the Catholic University of America. She is the editor at the online women’s magazine Theology of Home. The author of numerous books, including The Anti-Mary Exposed, she has written for numerous publications and is a frequent guest on both Catholic and secular radio and TV shows.

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. John A. Cuddeback, who holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the Catholic University of America, is a professor at Christendom College. He is the author of True Friendship: Where Virtue Becomes Happiness and his website,, is dedicated to the philosophy of family and household.

Prof. Mary Stanford earned a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Dallas, and a Master of Theological Studies degree from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. She is an adjunct instructor in the Theology Department of Christendom College. 

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