Memorial Opportunities at the Shrine | The National Shrine of St. John Neumann

Memorial Opportunities at the Shrine

Memorialize a loved one in the Shrine with a personalized engraving. Engraving names at the Shrine is an act of love and charity for you and your family. Your generosity in having a memorial engraved presents a hopeful image to the many pilgrims who visit us daily with their own prayerful intentions. Our memorials represent the blessed individuals and families who have been touched by the intercession of St. John Neumann.

Our Shrine offers various ways to memorialize your loved ones, living or deceased. To discuss your personalized memorial, you can email us or call us at 215-627-3080, extension 115. We thank you for your desire to add your loved one’s name to our beautiful collection of permanent memorials at the shrine.

A Benefactor Plate is an engraved 4” by ½” rectangular plate with enough space to display the names of individuals [Mr. Robert S. Framer], a family name [The Boyle Family or Bill and Mary Boyle & Family], or the name of a couple [Mr. & Mrs. Timothy Smart or Timothy & Carol Smart]. This engraving has been offered at the shrine for many years and to date holds close to 3,000 plates with names of Friends of the Shrine. The “Benefactor Board” is located in the hallway of the Shrine Offices and Gift Shop. We ask for a donation of $100 for this memorial. (See the donation form below.)

 A Leaf Plate is an engraved 3 ½” by 1 ¾” plate in the shape of a leaf which makes up a large tree memorial on a wall in the Lower Shrine Church, bordering the confessional area. The average leaf has three lines of text: individual, couple, or family name; some type of acknowledgment, such as “In Thanksgiving” or “In Loving Memory of”; and the name of the donor. We are very flexible with the amount of text that is engraved. The more text you add, the smaller the size of the lettering. We ask for a donation of $500 for this memorial. (See the donation form below.)

An Acorn Plate is an engraved 5” by 3 ½” plate in the shape of an acorn. The acorns are interspersed within the larger memorial tree made up of leaves, with rocks below it on a wall in the Lower Shrine Church, bordering the confessional area. This memorial can hold five lines of text comfortably. Donors have used the space in a variety of ways to memorialize an individual or several loved ones and families. We are very flexible with the amount of text that is engraved. The more text you add, the smaller the size of the lettering. We ask for a donation of $1,000 for this memorial. (See the donation form below.)

A Rock Plate is an engraved 8 ¼” by 4 ¾” plate in the shape of a rock. The rocks are interspersed below the tree on a wall in the Lower Shrine Church, bordering the confessional area. This memorial can hold four to five lines that are longer in length than those of the Acorn memorial. Donors have used the space in a variety of ways to memorialize an individual or several loved ones and families. We are very flexible with the amount of text that is engraved. The more text you add, the smaller the size of the lettering. We ask for a donation of $5,000 for this memorial.

Order a Memorial Engraving

Please email us or call us at 215-627-3080, extension 115, to give us the memorial information you wish to have engraved. May God bless you!

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Donation Total: $100