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Mount St. Mary's Cemetery

Choose a final resting place for you or your loved one beside the holy grounds of the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

cemetery entrance imageLocated on Saint Mary's Mountain and near the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes (entrance is located behind the Grotto's parking lot), the Mount Saint Mary's Cemetery is a private cemetery available to friends of the Mount and Grotto of Lourdes Communities.

Our cemetery offers two Columbariums that have recently been installed for the purpose of the interment of cremation remains. All our burial plots have been sold.

The death of a loved one is one of the most traumatic experiences any of us will ever have. While making such decisions is difficult at any time, planning in advance for a death can relieve you or your loved ones the anguish of making difficult decisions while grieving.

Take time now to discuss these matters and learn what you and your loved ones want. Be sure to put any wishes or requests in writing. This is also a good time to discuss donating to your favorite charity such as the National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes.

Consider Mount St. Mary's Cemetery to assist you in making the difficult decisions about arrangements for yourself or someone close to you.


Two Columbariums have recently been installed for the purpose of the interment of cremation remains.

The Columbariums are constructed of gray stone and marble with black marble shutters Pricing for the niches is based on the size of the niche and includes the opening and closing (does not include cremation). Once purchased, your family will incur no additional charges for the interment except for the cost of engraving the niche cover.

You can make arrangements directly with a funeral establishment or through a memorial society or funeral consumer group or organization. Mount St. Mary's Cemetery or National Shrine Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes does not offer funeral services.

columbariumSeton Columbarium Niches

Double: $4,500.00

* Price includes opening/closing of the niche.
Totals of $4,000 or more can be paid over three years.

► Please call (301) 447-5318 or
complete the Request Information Form below.

Maintain the Beauty

It is important to maintain the dignity and the beauty of Mount St. Mary's Cemetery. Please know we observe the following directives:

  • Live floral arrangements in a disposable container are permitted year round.

  • Artificial arrangements are permitted ONLY from December 1 through March 1.

  • Small American flags are permitted four days before and after Memorial Day, July 4 and Veterans Day.

  • Flowers, shrubs, plants or trees may NOT be planted on gravesites.

  • Statues, candles, lights of any kind, glass vases, banners, chimes, wind catchers, balloons, stuffed animals, shepherds' staffs, or any other decorations are not permitted.

  • Landscaping, including planting, pruning, removal of trees, flowers or shrubbery is restricted to cemetery personnel (cemetery personnel will remove dead, diseased, overgrown and unsightly trees and/or shrubs).

  • All species of vines are prohibited.

  • Cemetery personnel will remove decorations on plots that interfere with the care and maintenance of the grounds (plot owners will be notified to pick up their items).

  • Fences, curbing, posts, hedges or steps are prohibited on any cemetery property unless installed by cemetery personnel.

  • Deed holders are entitled to the use of, but not the ownership of, the cemetery plots.

  • The Mount St. Mary's Cemetery Director and personnel retain the right to amend these Cemetery policies and procedures at their discretion.

Request Information

For more information on the Mount St. Mary's Cemetery, please fill out the form below:

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