Our columbarium has 252 niches that can house two urns.
The statue here is of Jesus lifting the saved souls from purgatory. One souls is being crowned by our Lord as a sign that she has passed through purgatory and is ready to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.The other soul is being consoled by the angel as she continues to undergo the necessary purgation of the temporal punishment due to her sins. Our Holy Mother is also present to intercede for the Holy Souls in Purgatory. Notice the flames of purgatory on the base.
The estimated weight of this single piece statue is about 9,200 lbs and it was carved in the late 1890's or early 1900's by the Daprato Company of Chicago.
Eternal rest grant unto them, 0 Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them. May they rest in peace.
May their souls, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
By Saint Gertrude the Great
Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal Church, those in my own home, and within my family.