Prayer Requests

4/29/19 — Request for Prayers for Deceased Mother of Alumni

Request for Prayers for Deceased Mother of Alumni

Ileana Vicente, the mother of Lisa (’13) and Monica (’18) Vicente, died of cancer early Saturday morning at her home in Front Royal, surrounded by her husband and four children.

Her wake is from 7-9 tonight (4/29/19) at Maddox Funeral Home, Front Royal and her funeral is tomorrow (4/30/19) at 11:00 AM at St. John’s in Front Royal.

Please pray for the repose of the soul of Ileana Vicente and for the entire Vicente family.

4/17/19 — Tribute to Dr. Burns and Continued Prayer Request


If you have not yet seen the article about founding faculty member Dr. Kris Burns, you may read it here:

You can read various testimonies about Dr. Burns here:

If you knew Dr. Burns and would like to write a testimony for posterity, you are strongly encouraged to do so by sending an email to as soon as possible.

Prayer Request – please continue to pray for Dr. Michael Molitor as he continues to battle cancer.

May you have a blessed Triduum and a glorious Easter Sunday!


4/3/19 — Wake and Funeral for Dr. Kristin Burns

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 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. 

3/15/19 — Dr. Kristin Burns

Dear Alumni,

Please continue to pray for Dr. Kristin Burns, founding faculty member, in her battle with cancer.  She is at home under the care of hospice, whose aim is nutrition and comfort as the tumor in her abdomen continues to grow.

She has asked us to please pray for a miracle, since there are no more medical options, and for grace and peace for Kris and her family, that they may remain confident in the merciful providence of God in the journey ahead.

God bless,

3/11/19 — Update on Dr. Kris Burns

Please continue to pray for Dr. Kris Burns in her battle with cancer.  She had surgery on Friday to insert a feeding tube for nutritional support, since the tumor in her abdomen is constricting her digestive system and she is unable to eat.  Thank you for your continued prayers for Kris, Mike and all their family.

3/6/19 — Prayer request for Lawrence Randolph Williams and Barbara Allen Williams

Mrs. Jessie Wines (college business office) lost her brother and his wife last week.  Please pray for the repose of the souls of Lawrence Randolph Williams who passed away on Feb 25 and Barbara Allen Williams who passed on March 1.  Lawrence and Barbara were married for 66 years.  If you want to send Jessie a note of condolence, you can send a written note to her the main college address or send her an email at  Thanks in advance for your prayers.

3/1/19 — Prayer Request – Please pray for Dr. Kristin Burns

Prayer Request 

Please pray for Dr. Kristin Burns, a founder of Christendom College and former Dean of the Christendom Graduate School, who is facing a serious battle in her struggle with cancer.

Please keep Kris and her husband Mike, and their children Greg, Karen and Edward (all CC alumni) and their families in your prayers during the break.

We will provide updates as needed.