A Visible Reminder

The loss of a dear loved one is one of the most difficult things in life. How we remember, honor and care for our loved ones after death can be a difficult decision, but also an important part of the healing process.

Just as the church cemetery next to the old country church was a powerful reminder of the “Communion of Saints”, a columbarium is a visible reminder of the “Communion of Saints” that surround us. A columbarium is a vault with niches for urns containing the ashes of cremated remains.

Good Shepherd offers such a resting place on the grounds of our West Campus. The Good Shepherd Columbarium is a peaceful garden with a wall of niches, a statue of The Good Shepherd, places to sit and contemplate, and a soothing waterfall.

The Columbarium is available to Good Shepherd members and their families, and to friends of Good Shepherd.