Ever Heard Of A Columbarium?

What is a columbarium? A columbarium is a structure designed to respectfully store and memorialize cremated remains. It's essentially a building or room with compartments called niches that hold urns. The word "columbarium" comes from the Latin word "columba," meaning dove, because the design of these structures often resembles dovecotes, which are shelters for doves and pigeons.

Columbaria can be found in a variety of places, including cemeteries, churches, mausoleums, and even crematoriums. They can be indoors or outdoors, and they come in all shapes and sizes. Some columbaria are very grand and elaborate, while others are more simple.

They provide a permanent place to store cremated remains, and are usually a more affordable option than traditional burial. They often allow for personalization, such as inscriptions on the niche or placement of small mementos. These above-ground structures can be a beautiful and peaceful place to visit and remember loved ones.