What Is A Columbarium?
The columbarium is a building or part of a church, cemetery, or other dedicated space that houses urns. The term comes from the Latin word for ‘dovecote’ and refers to the niches in which ashes are stored.
Columbaria are often thought of as mausoleums designed expressly for cremated remains and their accompanying containers.
Columbaria can be freestanding or part of a structure, such as a church. They can also be outside in the elements or within a building or covered structure.
Columbaria are usually used as an alternative to traditional burials, and many cemeteries now include columbaria as part of their grounds. Columbaria offer families and friends a place to remember and visit loved ones who have passed away.
Whereas ashes can also be scattered in a designated place or buried in a traditional cemetery plot, these centers of remembrance are different. Columbaria provide a permanent sense of peace and comfort for those who mourn the loss of a loved one.