On the Mount St. Francis Campus located off of west Woodmen Road. Once on campus, it is visible on the left-hand side of the road just west of the Sisters Cemetery.
Currently there are twenty-six freestanding towers. Each tower has a west and east side, with twenty-four niches on each side. The niches are 12” x 12” x 12”. There are plans to install eight more towers in 2022. These will be the last towers and niches added to the Columbarium.
For the new towers being built in 2022, the prices are $3,412 for one niche and $3,252 per niche if two or more are acquired.
Payment is accepted by cash, check, or credit card. Checks should be made to: Sisters of St. Francis, with “Columbarium” in the memo line. Unfortunately, there is no payment plan available. All payments must be paid up front at the time of applying.
All hardware for the Niche; engraving of granite faceplate; opening and closing of the Niche at time of inurnment; permanent document record maintenance; perpetual care and Columbarium maintenance.
No, the cost of opening and closing at the time of inurnment is covered in the cost of the Niche.
The Mount St. Francis Columbarium is open to all people. Please see the Policies and Procedures and the Application/Agreement Regarding Inurnment Rights for full details. Send the completed form to the Administrator (Mt. St. Francis Columbarium) along with your check. The mailing address is: 7665 Assisi Heights, Colorado Springs, CO 80919.
Unfortunately, there can be only one person per niche.
Catholic cemeteries/columbarium do not allow the burial of pets with owners.
Yes, a significant portion of the purchase price is a donation to the Sisters of St. Francis for building the Columbarium and supporting their ministries. Please refer to the current fee schedule for the tax-deductible amount.
The use of a Niche space or placement of remains in a Niche does not confer any property rights.
Yes, selection of your Niche location, from currently available Niches, is part of the Niche application and payment process.
No, you (or your family/or designated person) are responsible for bringing the urn to the Columbarium for inurnment.
No, that decision is up to the family to plan or not; but you must notify the Administrator of your plans.
The Sisters of St. Francis handle the engraving of the granite faceplate for the Niches.
The engraving can include one emblem, name of the person whose ashes are inurned, date of birth, date of death and up to two lines of inscription that are not more than twenty-two spaces per line.
In the warmer months, the engravers typically come every month depending on the quantity of orders and weather conditions. In the colder months, it is much less frequent due to the mechanics of the engraving process. Please understand the Administrator has no control over the engravers’ schedule.
The Columbarium is currently open to visitation during daylight hours.
Yes, there is one bench placed in front of each tower wall.