Memorials on Eden Hill

Memorials on Eden Hill Create a lasting remembrance for your loved ones, living and deceased.

Create a Lasting Remembrance on Eden Hill The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy stands as a symbol of hope to the world. Each year, tens of thousands of pilgrims come to the Shrine to seek God’s mercy and to offer thanks for graces they have received. When you create a memorial or tribute on Eden Hill, the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception will remember you and your loved ones daily at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. The name or intention you submit will be etched or engraved on the shrine you choose. At your request, we also will send a card describing your memorial or tribute to you or a person you designate. While the spiritual benefits will be perpetual, physical memorials will not last forever. We will make every reasonable effort to preserve them, however, we reserve the right to remove a memorial that is no longer in good condition. Your offerings helps the Marian Fathers spread devotion to Our Lady, share the message of Divine Mercy, and assist the Holy Souls in Purgatory. The form provided in the centerfold lists all of our memorial and tribute opportunities. Please complete the form and return it with your gift to: Fr. Joseph, MIC P.O. Box 716, Stockbridge, MA 01262 You also may make your gift online at MemorialsOnEdenHill.org or call 1-800-671-2020.

General and Bus Parking Handicap Parking Pine St. Marian Cemetery Marian Helpers Center Our Lady of Mercy Candle Shrine and Oratory St. John Paul II House St. Peregrine’s Knoll St. John Paul II Plaza National Shrine of the Divine Mercy Way of the Cross St. Francis Grove Our Lady, Comfort of Novices Statue Lourdes Grotto and Immaculate Conception Candle Shrine St. Joseph/Holy Family Candle Shrine St. Thérèse of Liseux Statue St. Stanislaus Kostka Statue St. Philomena Statue/Relic St. Faustina Plaza Our Lady of Eden Hill Fountain St. Joseph and the Baby Jesus Statue St. Stanislaus Papczynski Statue Oblate Sisters Convent The Divine Mercy Statue St. Anthony of Padua Statue Mother of Mercy Outdoor Shrine Eden Hill Main Entrance P P Gift Shop Shrine of the Holy Innocents (rear of building) XIII II I V VIII XIV III XII VI IX X IV VII XI Restrooms Memorials and Tributes on Eden Hill highlighted in red Trees on Eden Hill Trees on Eden Hill

This sacred space honors the memory of the souls of all deceased children, and it provides a reverent place of prayer and healing for parents and others who have experienced the death of a child. The shrine is located in the lower level or “womb” of the Mother of Mercy Outdoor Shrine. Thirteen-foot bronze cherubim angels guard the entrance to the shrine where these children are remembered. As you enter, you hear heavenly music and the sound of water falling gently down mosaic walls. A life-size bronze statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Patroness of Life, stands at the center of the shrine. The names of deceased children are etched upon tiles decorating this shrine. Interspersed among the tiles are beautiful images and scripture passages as reminders of God’s promise of eternal life. When you memorialize a child, we will etch his or her name on a glass tile. You may also proclaim your respect for life or honor someone who protects life in our register of the “Protectors of the Sanctity of Life.” @Spiritual Benefits @ All those honored at the shrine and their families will be remembered daily at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in the Rosary for Life, in the Holy Mass, and during the Hour of Great Mercy. They also will be remembered in a special way in a Holy Mass on Dec. 12 (the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe), Dec. 28 (the Feast of the Holy Innocents), and on the fourth Saturday in July. Offering: $100 - $400 Shrine of the Holy Innocents

In 2007, construction began on a new outdoor worship area to accommodate the growing number of pilgrims visiting Eden Hill. This shrine honors our Blessed Mother as the vessel through which Christ, the Divine Mercy, took human form. It reminds us to prayerfully reach out to Jesus through the intercession of His Mother Mary. This shrine also provides a sheltered, respectful setting for the celebration of the Eucharist on Divine Mercy Sunday, ethnic days, and other special events whose crowds exceed the capacity of the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy. You may have a name etched in the “Rays of Mercy” stained-glass window located on the wings of the shrine or engraved in the granite or marble friezes that line the wall of the shrine. On the façade of the shrine, the large stained- glass windows provide an exceptional memorial opportunity. Only a few of these windows exist. @ Spiritual Benefits @ You and those you honor will be remembered twice daily at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy — in Holy Mass and during the Hour of Great Mercy — including in a Holy Mass on the Feasts of Our Mother of Mercy, Aug. 5* and Nov. 16.** *Official Feast of the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy (rf. Diary, 266). **Official Feast Day of the Mother of Mercy Province (Congregation of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception). Offering: $250 - $1,000 Mother of Mercy Outdoor Shrine

The Holy Family Memorial Shrine n $100 gift — Name(s) etched on stained glass OI (up to 30 letters and spaces per line). n $200 gift — 5 x 8 in. engraved outside paving stone: 1 Line OIP (up to 18 characters and spaces) n $300 gift — 5 x 8 in. engraved outside paving stone: 2 Lines OIP (up to 18 characters and spaces per line) n $400 gift — 5 x 8 in. engraved outside paving stone: 3 Lines OIP (up to 18 characters and spaces per line) n $1,000 gift — 12 x 12 in. engraved inside paving stone: 3 Lines OIP (up to 18 characters and spaces per line) Divine Mercy Mural n $100 gift — Name(s) on brass mural: 1 Line ZS (up to 32 characters and spaces) Granite Plaques in the Immaculate Conception Candle Shrine n $500 gift — 4 x 16 in. plaque ZG (4 lines with up to 32 characters and spaces per line) n $500 gift — 8 x 8 in. plaque ZG (6 lines with up to 18 characters and spaces per line) n $1,000 gift — 8 x 16 in. plaque ZG (6 lines with up to 32 characters and spaces per line) Marble Pillars of the National Shrine n $1,000 gift — Name(s) on marble pillar: 1 Line (up to 24 characters and spaces) ZS Trees on Eden Hill n $2,000 gift — 8 x 14 in. engraved paving stone installed in lawn: — Please continue on the reverse side — — Please continue on the reverse side — Immaculate Conception Candle Shrine In 1960, the Marian Fathers built a replica of the grotto at Lourdes, France, where Our Lady appeared to St. Bernadette and declared, “I am the Immaculate Conception.” Opposite our Lourdes Grotto is the Immaculate Conception Candle Shrine. Its alcoves illustrate the Church’s teaching on Purgatory, especially the need to pray for our deceased loved ones. The two end mosaics depict the experiences of St. Stanislaus Papczynski and St. Faustina in purgatory, and the center mosaic depicts Christ drawing souls into the heavenly glory of the Most Holy Trinity. Your memorial inscription will be hand cut in a Dakota granite plaque and set into the wall of the shrine. Different size plaques are available to honor a loved one, living or deceased. @ Spiritual Benefits @ You and those you entrust to our prayers will be remembered twice daily at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy — in the Holy Mass and during the Hour of Great Mercy — including in a Holy Mass on Dec. 8, the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception. Offering: $500 - $1,000

Memorialize a Child in the Shrine of the Holy Innocents n$25 gift — Perpetual Enrollment BU n$200 gift — 3 x 5 in. Glass Tile: 1 Line (up to 20 letters and spaces) CH n$400 gift — 6 x 5 in. Glass Tile: 3 Lines (up to 20 letters and spaces per line) CH n$100 gift — Protectors Plaque: 1 Line (up to 30 letters and spaces) PP If you have questions, please call 1-800-671-2020 or email [email protected] 1. Select your Memorial or Tribute If you wish to create more than one memorial or tribute, please attach additional sheets. Create your Memorial or Tribute on Eden Hill If you have questions, please call Fr. Joseph’s assistant at 1-800-462-7426 or email [email protected] Holy Family Shrine A favorite spot for pilgrims, the Holy Family Shrine provides a wonderful opportunity for prayerful meditation in the tranquility of gardens that surround a reflection pool. Here you may prayerfully seek the guidance and protection of the Holy Family or simply express thanks for the gift of family. Create a lasting remembrance for a family member or a whole family. Commemorate special occasions such as a birth, wedding, or anniversary. Names can be etched in cobalt blue stained-glass windows or in the pavers that surround this shrine. @Spiritual Benefits @ You and your loved ones will be remembered twice daily at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy — in the Holy Mass and during the Hour of Great Mercy — including in a Holy Mass on the Feast of the Holy Family in late December. Offering: $100 - $1,000

The National Shrine of The Divine Mercy — constructed entirely by hand by local craftsmen and Marian priests and brothers — took 10 years to build (1950-1960). This magnificent stone shrine was funded with free-will offerings from thousands of faithful Marian Helpers who had been touched by the Divine Mercy message and wanted to express their gratitude to God. When you make a gift to maintain the National Shrine, we will inscribe your name (or the name of a loved one) on one of the marble pillars located in Memorial Hall on the lower level of the National Shrine. @Spiritual Benefits @ You and those you entrust to our prayers will be remembered twice daily at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy — in the Holy Mass and during the Hour of Great Mercy — including in a Holy Mass on Divine Mercy Sunday. Offering: $1,000 Marble Pillars of the National Shrine

Need help choosing a Memorial or Tribute that’s meaningful to you and others? See A Guide to Choosing which sorts Memorials by: @ Devotion @ Special Interest @ Relevant Dates @ Location on Eden Hill @ Gift Level Visit MemorialsOnEdenHill.org to view the guide and get more information on each memorial option. Let Us Help You Choose

Testimonials Thousands of pilgrims and supporters of the Marian Fathers have immortalized loved ones with memorials on Eden Hill. Read what people are saying about these lasting remembrances. For more information, please call 1-800-671-2020 or visit us online at MemorialsOnEdenHill.org. I am single and an only child, so I have nobody to pray for me. I put my name on the memorial, and now I know the Marians at the National Shrine pray for my parents and me. Vivian “ The trip to Eden Hill was a very emotional one, but I was reminded of Joan and her extraordinary ability to love and to put others first. So after she passed away, we created a memorial in marble at the Mother of Mercy Outdoor Shrine from the donations received after the funeral. Paul As soon as I saw the Shrine of the Holy Innocents, I knew this was a place where I could remember my daughter. Now she is not forgotten, she is not unknown, she is no longer lost to me. She is right in front of the Blessed Mother. Constance “ “

Marians of the Immaculate Conception ASSOCIATION OF MARIAN HELPERS STOCKBRIDGE, MA 01263 © 2018 Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the B.V.M. 1-800-671-2020 • MemorialsOnEdenHill.org MEMOR 14270303-062023 To watch a short video on the memorial options that we have available, please scan this code with your smartphone or visit MemorialsonEdenHill.org. Lourdes Grotto Shrine of the Holy Innocents

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