Blessed Sacrament Cemetery Sandblasting

A Handmaid News

A workman sandblasts the main headstone in our cemetery.

A workman sandblasts the main headstone in our cemetery.

Our Blessed Sacrament Cemetery received some beautiful engraving on the main headstone facing the entrance steps to the cemetery. The large headstone also serves to mark the resting place of our Sisters interred beneath the stem of the chalice. Several Sisters in individual graves also received their headstones, perhaps in Eternity smiling as they enjoy our community joke that our Handmaids never really rest in peace, at least not physically, as a few of them moved (after death) 4 or 5 times! To learn more about their after-death adventures, see these stories: Benton Interment. New Market Interment.

Sandblasting: Loud and dusty but silent and beautiful afterward.

Sandblasting: Loud and dusty but silent and beautiful afterward.

Placing the last headstone to mark our first Handmaid, Sister Elizabeth of the Trinity, who is interred beneath the rim of the chalice, is one of the last steps and we will share that news when complete. Once again, we thank Dennis Bridges and the entire staff of the Bridges Funeral Home for their kindness and generosity and attention to every detail. May God bless and reward them all.

 

 

Click the image to read about a graveside custom we celebrate after our Sisters are interred.

Click the image to read about a graveside custom we celebrate after our Sisters are interred.