Our faith in the Resurrection of Christ does not prevent physical death. So, we need to live well, while prudently give consideration to the manner and location of burial.
The risk taken by Joseph of Arimathea to claim the body of Jesus after his death on the cross shows the respect Christians have for the human body. God not only created us in our splendid humanity even sending his Son to take on our body and our nature.
Being made in the image and likeness of God makes our bodies innately honorable. The persecuted Christians in ancient Rome, under risk of arrest and death, to obtain their dead and bury them in the underground catacombs where they worshipped.
The Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee offer a variety of burial options within our eight cemeteries and seven mausoleums. While respecting your preferences — personal, familial, emotional, financial and spiritual — we will guide you with full, unhurried, in-depth disclosure so you can make prudent and informed choices.
There are three options: graves, crypts and niches. Each will be described in detail.
Regardless of the burial option chosen, it is important to understand that the Catholic Cemeteries are not selling real estate. Actually, a purchaser is acquiring burial rights to a space, assuming complete control over all immediate and future burial decisions. The space is continuously owned, operated and maintained by the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, providing firm, long-term stability. Purchase agreements, supporting paperwork and policies establish ownership and control of these rights, even through changing generations of family.