The Death of Our Founder

† Dr. Warren H. Carroll (1932-2011)

Warren H. Carroll, Founding and First President of Christendom College and Chairman of its History Department for its first twenty-five years, died on Sunday, July 17. Aged 79, he received last rites prior to his death in his home.

As an historian, dates were very important to Dr. Carroll. In the 5th Volume of his History of Christendom series, The Revolution Against Christendom (pages 275-279), Dr. Carroll wrote about the Carmelite Martyrs of Compeigne, who died on July 17, 1794, and on whose feast day he died.

From a 2002 story from the Arlington Catholic Herald (written by alumna Maria Gaetano O'Brien): "Christendom College Founder Dr. Warren H. Carroll recalls meeting Pope John Paul II several years ago during a private audience in Rome, and being introduced as the founder of Christendom College in Front Royal. The pontiff leaned over, looked into Carroll’s face and said, 'You have done a great work for the Church.' Carroll’s eyes were misty as he recalled the moment recently. 'It was the crowning moment of my life,' he said simply. 'I am going to put those words on my tombstone.'"

Read the complete news release here.

Read the article in the Arlington Catholic Herald.

Read an article by founding faculty member Dr. Jeff Mirus (

Read the article in the National Catholic Register

Read the Catholic News Agency article

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Funeral & Burial

Dr. Warren H. Carroll, founder of Christendom College, was buried on the College's Front Royal, Va., campus on July 26, following his funeral Mass at All Saints Parish of Manassas, Va.

Read the complete news release here.

Read the Eulogy by College President Dr. Timothy O'Donnell (PDF).

Read the article in the Arlington Catholic Herald.

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Novena of Masses

Rev. Donald J. Planty, Jr., Chaplain of Christendom College, will offer a novena of Masses at the College's Christ the King Chapel for its founder, Dr. Warren Carroll. Between the day of Dr. Carroll's death and that of his funeral, nine Masses will be offered for the repose of his soul and for the consolation of his wife, Anne. The schedule of the Masses, which all are welcome to attend, is as follows:

Monday, July 18 - Friday, July 22 at 11:30 A.M.
Saturday, July 23 at 9:00 A.M.
Sunday, July 24 at 10:00 A.M.
Monday, July 25 at 11:30 A.M.
Tuesday, July 26 at 7:30 A.M.

Express Your Condolences - Share Your Memories of Dr. Carroll

All thoughts, reflections, and tributes will be compiled in a book to be archived in the college library and presented to Dr. Carroll's wife, Anne.

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Download lectures by Dr. Warren Carroll at Christendom on iTunes U here.

Download the homily and eulogy from his funeral as weel as video of his burial here.

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Burial of Dr. Warren H. Carroll

Classic Dr. Carroll Lectures (from Knights of Columbus TV Program)

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