Saturday, April 30, 2011

Angelicum welcomes Christendom College Students in Rome for Beatification

Angelicum Alumnus & Christendom College President
Dr. Timothy O'Donnell

Christendom College will join the Vatican in celebrating the Beatification of Pope John Paul II at both its Front Royal, Va., and Rome, Italy, campuses. College president Dr. Timoth O'Donnell and Angelicum Alumnus will be joining students in Rome for the Vatican's events and will also lead a tour of key locations from the life of John Paul II. College chaplain Rev. Donald Planty will be leading the college in a series of events from May 1-4, 2011.

In Rome, on Saturday, April 30,2011 O'Donnell will lead Christendom College students on a pilgrimage to sites associated with John Paul II's student days, from the Belgium College, where he lived, to the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas—also known as the Angelicum—where he studied. The tour will include a special tour of the Angelicum by Fr. Alejandro Crosthwaite, OP, Vice-Rector for Public Relations who will open the university's archives to view John Paul II's dissertation and other records. Alumni and friends of the college who will be in Rome for the beatification are welcome to attend.