Sheep Pen Cemetery photographs courtesy of Scott Andersen - September, 2011 and April, 2012

"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries Association - Learning More about the Arimathea Society and the Callistian Guild

I enjoy reading blogs and websites that focus on the aspect of the need for respect for human dignity in relationship to cemeteries and the sacred gravesites they contain.  

I'm sure you do as well.  
 
I am featuring here two worthwhile organizations and their work found on the Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries Association website:



Arimathea Society

Excerpt:

"In the spirit of St. Joseph, the Arimathea Society of the Cleveland Catholic Cemeteries is dedicated to burying those of need with dignity and respect. The Arimathea Society consists of a number of Catholic High Schools in the Greater Cleveland and Akron areas whose students, practicing one of the Seven Corporal Works of Mercy, dedicate time by serving as pallbearers for the indigent and those of need. Additionally, these students also commemorate and pray for the deceased."


The Callistian Guild 



Excerpt:

"The Callistian Guild is an organization dedicated to the fundamental principle that the poorest of God's children are entitled to be buried with dignity. Burial of the poor with proper respect is the foundation upon which the Guild was built, and its members are the bricks and mortar which have held it together over the years. Our predecessors had the strong faith and commitment to create an organization which has truly dedicated itself to providing honor in death, and its current members continue that legacy. The membership of the Guild is made up of groups of individuals and companies affiliated with providing services at the time of death and their participation is critical to the Guild's continued success."

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