From the monks of New Melleray Abbey

A monk


Ora et labora

Bringing special comfort in a time of loss.




Though all earthly things pass away, a casket is a meaningful gesture honoring a life lived and a life to come. Whether you have just lost a loved one, or you are planning for the future to ease the burden on your loved ones, Trappist Caskets wants to come along side you during this time.

The unique experience of a Trappist Casket

  • Each casket is handcrafted and blessed by the Trappist monks of New Melleray.
  • We use premium woods from our sustainable forest, and only the finest materials, inside and out.
  • Available for immediate delivery or for later delivery as part of our pre-planning program.


Our handcrafted wooden urns are made from the finest native walnut, oak and cherry. Our ceramic urns are hand-thrown. Like every Trappist Casket, each finely crafted wooden urn is made in the prayerful environment of New Melleray Abbey and individually blessed by a monk.

Keepsake cross


Our keepsake crosses are also crafted from the finest native walnut, oak and cherry. Every casket and urn comes with an optional keepsake cross. Crosses may be personalized with engraving, and additional crosses are available as mementos. Guest Register Books can be also personalized in memory of your loved one. more>

     premium cherry and standard walnut urns



Let us help you:

1. Call us now if you need a casket or urn shipped immediately: 888-433-6934

(We answer the phone 24 hours a day.)

2. Plan ahead with a pre-purchase

3. Request our catalog and eerf keepsake cross

4. Let us call you during our regular business hours

(Monday–Friday, 8:00a–4:30p CT)


Caskets and urns unlike anything else available.

Each casket is made in the prayerful environment of the monastery.

Handcrafted by Trappist monks and skilled artisans.

The monastery forest is a sustainable source of lumber.

alternative to commercial caskets

We provide a unique alternative to cold, mass-produced steel caskets.