Christendom College’s annual Summer Institute was held on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at its Front Royal, Va., campus. The one-day conference, entitled “The Role of the Laity in the Catholic Church,” featured speakers from various professional fields. Congressman Chris Smith, film producer Steve McEveety, medical doctor John Bruchalski, Rev. Thomas Dubay, journalist Colleen Carroll Campbell, and Christendom College president Dr. Timothy O’Donnell all presented inspiring talks.

Noted spiritual adviser Rev. Thomas Dubay celebrated Mass and delivered the homily, which explored the universal call to holiness. Rev. Dubay is a well-known retreat master and expert in the spiritual life. A Marist priest, he is an expert on the teachings and writings of the two mystical doctors of the Church, John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila.