4 Emotional and Spiritual Benefits of Building a Columbarium

Honoring a loved one who has passed away is a unique experience for each family, but the need for peace and comfort is universal. Columbariums, permanent structures with niches for urns holding cremated remains, can play a role in supplying comfort and healing for those who are grieving. At Columbarium Planners, we design and construct these final resting places on church properties and in cemeteries, and they are often located outdoors, surrounded by beautiful gardens. Let’s explore the four emotional and spiritual benefits of building a columbarium for a final resting place.

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1. A Peaceful Sanctuary

A columbarium is a sacred space that can be designed to be a peaceful sanctuary for visitors. The architectural beauty of the structure itself, along with the surrounding gardens and thoughtful landscaping, creates a retreat-like atmosphere that welcomes grieving families for a respite from the outside world. 

2. A Place for Connection

One of the benefits of a columbarium is the opportunity to personalize the space in a way that honors those who have passed away. Grieving loved ones can connect to them through different ways, such as memorial plaques bearing meaningful scriptures or words. However, a columbarium is personalized; it will be a joy-filled space that will encourage continued connection.

3. A Space for Spiritual Reflection 

We can create a columbarium that will provide the perfect opportunity for spiritual reflection. Whether you desire to include benches in the design or even labyrinths for encouragement, you will feel the profound benefit of spiritual comfort. A columbarium on church property will help loved ones connect to their faith while they reflect on sacred memories. 

4. A Sense of Community

While columbariums can be built in cemeteries, they are often commissioned by churches for the members of their congregation. In both scenarios, they can foster a sense of community as friends, family members, and neighbors share in their grief. Multiple generations of families can come together and honor loved ones in a peaceful space.

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Let Columbarium Planners walk your church or cemetery through the planning and concept of a columbarium, helping you navigate towards the right solution. When you are ready, we will proceed to the construction phase, as we have done for many others since 1994. Call us at (910) 295-8328 or request information now if you would like to learn more. We are located in North Carolina and build columbariums in the eastern half of the United States, including South Carolina, Virginia, and beyond.