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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 the Mount and Grotto of Lourdes Communities.

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 can relieve your loved ones of the anguish of making difficult decisions while grieving. Consider Mount St. Mary's Cemetery as a final resting place for yourself or someone close to you.  We currently have niches available in our Seton Columbarium.

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.


The Columbariums are constructed of gray stone and marble with black marble shutters. The cost of the niche includes opening and closing but does not include engraving of the niche cover. Arrangements for cremation need to be made directly with a funeral establishment as 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 grave sites.

  • 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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