Irish Cross Memorial Frame

Item #4557
Shipping Wt. 1.00 lbs.
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IRISH CROSS
Memorial Frame & Locket


Keep a reminder of departed loved ones near you. Pewter frame is inscribed "… And, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of His hand" and is made to hold a 2-1/2 X 2-1/4 inch photo.

Detachable pewter locket with Celtic cross design holds a small brass vial for ashes, a lock of hair, or other memento, and is finished with translucent green epoxy.

Frame is 3" H x 5" W x 7/8" D. Locket is 1" x 1" x 1/2"

For our Roman Catholic customers, the Church has specific guidelines on the handling of ashes:

In circumstances when cremation is chosen because of sanitary, economic or social considerations, this choice must never violate the explicitly-stated or the reasonably inferable wishes of the deceased faithful. The Church raises no doctrinal objections to this practice, since cremation of the deceased's body does not affect his or her soul, nor does it prevent God, in his omnipotence, from raising up the deceased body to new life. Thus cremation, in and of itself, objectively negates neither the Christian doctrine of the soul's immortality nor that of the resurrection of the body.

The Church continues to prefer the practice of burying the bodies of the deceased, because this shows a greater esteem towards the deceased. Nevertheless, cremation is not prohibited, "unless it was chosen for reasons contrary to Christian doctrine".

In the absence of motives contrary to Christian doctrine, the Church, after the celebration of the funeral rite, accompanies the choice of cremation, providing the relevant liturgical and pastoral directives, and taking particular care to avoid every form of scandal or the appearance of religious indifferentism.

When, for legitimate motives, cremation of the body has been chosen, the ashes of the faithful must be laid to rest in a sacred place, that is, in a cemetery or, in certain cases, in a church or an area, which has been set aside for this purpose, and so dedicated by the competent ecclesial authority.


To view the full text of the Vatican's instruction regarding the burial of the deceased and the conservation of the ashes in the case of cremation, view this link.