Wake and Funeral for Dr. Kristin Burns


Dear Fellow Alumni,

As you know from our previous email alert, one of our founding faculty, Dr. Kristin Burns passed away peacefully on Monday, April 1st.

The College would like to invite you to the wake on Friday evening, April 5th from 6:00 to 8:50 PM in the Chapel Crypt.  You can visit the family and say your last goodbyes.  Light refreshments will be offered.  Kris will be taken to the Chapel for our Holy Hour and to lie in state all evening.

The College would also like to invite you to the Funeral Mass, Burial and Reception on Saturday, April 6th.  We will begin with the Funeral Mass at 1:00 PM, immediately followed by the burial in the Founders’ Graveyard with a reception in the St. Lawrence Commons at approximately 2:30 PM. Faculty, Staff,  Alumni and their families, along with family friends are invited to the reception.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to brenda.seelbach@christendom.edu and provide the following information:

State your name: 

RSVP FOR WAKE: (# attending)

RSVP FOR FUNERAL MASS: (# attending)

RSVP FOR BURIAL: (# attending)

RSVP FOR RECEPTION: (# attending)

(Note:  it is extremely important that we get accurate numbers for purposes of seating and food preparation.  Please RSVP with accurate attendance numbers for you/your family as soon as possible – ideally by Thursday close of business.)  

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Christendom College Notre Dame Graduate School.

If you wish to send condolences please send those to The Burns Family, P.O. Box 1405, Front Royal, VA 22630.

Please do keep Dr. Burns and her family in your prayers.

God bless,


Eternal rest grant unto her, O Lord.  May perpetual light shine upon her.  May her soul and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace.  Amen.