In a more secular age, religious themes are not as common in cemeteries as in times gone by. That doesn’t mean they have gone altogether though and there remains a high demand for two figures in particular, those being the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Our Lady of Lourdes memorials.
The Sacred Heart represents Christ’s love for humanity and has developed to indicate love between two people. The significance of Our Lady of Lourdes is the Roman Catholic shrine at Lourdes, France and its healing qualities. This had made it a popular pilgrimage site that is relatively easy to access from Britain.
In both respects, memorials depicting the Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Lourdes may do so by way of a carved statue incorporated into the headstone, as an engraving, or instead separate ornamentation standing freely. This allows for a range of options in terms of both subtlety and price. The symbols can be an integral part of the memorial, or a discreet one. Either way, there are plenty of choices available for you depending on to what extent you want the Sacred Heart or Our Lady of Lourdes as part of the memorial, alongside your budget.
Statues for Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Lourdes memorials are usually white. As part of a white marble memorial they blend in nicely, but alternatively they can provide a sharp contrast if the headstone is black or grey granite. Any such memorial is sure to stand out in any cemetery. Improvements in technology have allowed for the symbols to be etched onto headstones more easily. The etching can then be left at the material’s natural colour or for added effect, hand painted in colours of your choosing.
Sarsfield Memorials have been a family run monumental mason business operating in Liverpool for over seventy years. We have plenty of options for memorials with Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Lourdes designs. Please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your requirements and provide a free no obligation quote.