Small Catholic College Has Produced 104 Priests

A small Catholic college has produced 104 priests, in addition to other religious vocations, during its almost 50-year history.

These 104 priests come from Christendom College’s alumni pool of just 4,053 total graduates – and since only men can be ordained, the rate is much higher. About 47 percent of Christendom’s alumni are men, meaning the 104 priests came from a pool of about 2,000 men.

The Front Royal, Virginia school told The College Fix another “11 alumni [are] studying for the priesthood” and there are “53 sisters, 5 brothers, 3 transitional deacons, 1 permanent deacon, and 2 consecrated virgins.”

One of those religious sisters includes the daughter of Christendom President Timothy O’Donnell.

Director of Communications Zachary Smith attributed the high number of religious vocations among Christendom alumni to the vision of the college’s founder who focused on a “life-long commitment to the lay apostolate.”

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