Cremation Garden of Saint Francis
The number of families opting for cremation has increased significantly during the past few years. As a result, Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Chicago continue to adapt to meet this growing trend.
For families who have chosen cremation, the Cremation Garden of Saint Francis at All Saints Cemetery in Des Plaines provides an array of interment choices for loved ones in an intimate setting. Our new cremation garden allows you to be in touch with nature as you stroll the winding pathways and enjoy the picturesque landscaping. The garden is located adjacent to the Immaculate Heart of Mary outdoor mausoleum and it is the first garden of its kind within the Archdiocese of Chicago.
The garden offers a beautiful setting in which to memorialize your loved ones. Within the garden, one has the option of selecting from 14 interment and entombment options to fit your preference. Our staff is here to assist you in exploring the many options available to you.
The Arbor Niche provides a regal entrance to the garden and the option of selecting from numerous niches within it. When visiting those entombed in the Arbor niches you will notice a change in the character of this entrance as the sun moves from the east to the west.
The regal Bronze Tablet gives individuals a distinguished option for an entombment of cremated remains. These niches can be selected on an individual basis or for many members of the family to all remain together.
Our grand Columbarium located at the south end of the garden provides a panoramic view of the garden as you look north as well as niches for the cremated remains of the body. This location offers a beautiful perspective of the entire garden.
Companion Cremation Bench
A Companion Cremation Bench offers space for the cremated remains of two family members yet allows for a beautiful and practical method of memorialization. In addition, these premium estates allow for the inscription of your surname across the front of seat portion of the bench.
The Cremation Boulder gives you a natural looking option for two cremated remains. These Cremation Boulders are located throughout the garden offering a variety of settings to choose from.
Our Cremation Grave provides an option for in-ground burial in the garden. Spaces are available for your choice of single graves or companion graves.
Cremation Pedestals provide for up to 4 entombments of loved ones and are positioned in distinguished locations such as areas next to the pond or in the central area of the garden. We offer memorials with various choices for the top portion of the pedestals. We offer the bible (shown here), a cross with praying hands, a cross with an angel, Mary, Saint Francis and the Our Lady of Guadalupe.
The distinguished Cremation Pillow allows for two cremated remains side by side memorialized with a corresponding plaque. This memorial is available in many areas of the garden offering you an opportunity to select the space that is most appealing to you. (Shown with temporary plates.)
Cremation Urn Bench
The Cremation Urn Bench offers space for the cremated remains of two loved ones. In most cases, this option will allow a family to entomb their existing urns.
Garden Vaults offer a simple yet elegant option for an in ground burial of the cremated remains of one or two loved ones. These Vaults allow for a solemn way in which to remember someone yet allow for the beauty of the garden to surround this particular option.
Located near the center of the cremation garden, the Pergola Niche provides for an intimate garden inspired theme to remember your loved ones. Each visitor who strolls from the east side of the garden to the west side will pass through this pergola and view this memorial to your loved ones.
Private Columbarium Estate
Our Private Columbarium Estate provides a majestic location for 2 entombments of cremated remains. A matching granite vase to decorate the area throughout the years is also included with every Estate. In addition, these premium estates allow for the inscription of your surname across the front of the roof line of the building.
Private Garden Estate
A Private Garden Estate allows for the cremated remains of four loved ones in one area. The elevated slant granite marker adds to the impressive memorialization. These estates are accompanied by lovely hydrangea plants and are in close proximity to the waterfalls.
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