Life is full of mystery. One of the greatest and most painful mysteries of all is the death of a child. The monks at New Melleray Abbey offer no easy explanation for so grievous a loss.
As an important ministry of the monks of New Melleray Abbey, caskets are offered in compassion and faith at no cost to families who have lost a child. We invite the family in need of a child casket to contact us directly so that we may assist in helping at this difficult time.
By providing children's caskets, the monks' prayer is that all children will be commended to God's love and care forever. Each child casket is artisan crafted from premium red oak and comes with a personalized keepsake cross. Every child provided a Trappist Casket is remembered in a Mass said by our monks and, as a living memorial, we plant a red oak seedling in the spring on the Abbey grounds in honor of each child who is buried in one of our caskets.
Child caskets come with our premium features: a natural muslin-upholstered interior with the upholstery upgrade, beveled panels and edge, and a fruitwood stain with two-coat clear lacquer finish to protect the red oak construction. This casket comes with our hinged two-piece lid.
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|Stained Red Oak|
|Inside:||22″L x 11″W x 8.75″ H|
|Outside:||24″L x 13″W x 10.5″H|
Every human being is a treasure and each casket and urn is built to reflect the treasure it holds. Every casket, urn and cross is blessed by a monk. (our Prayers)
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Each year, Americans grapple with many questions as they spend billions of dollars arranging funerals for family members and friends. Don’t be discouraged in what you hear from your funeral home. You have options at Trappist Caskets.
We offer finely-detailed, custom laser engraving on our caskets and wooden urns, adding character to your purchase and, hopefully, a level of closure for family and friends. This is done just prior to shipping, even for immediate deliveries.
You might be wondering how we can be so responsive, especially where there is an immediate need. We've been doing this for a long time and we are confident we can accommodate just about any schedule.
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