Our beautiful Memorial Garden is located in the area adjacent to the Church and Chapel, and is the final resting place for many of our parishioners, beloved family members and friends. The Garden area is intimate and tranquil and is complete with several beautiful outdoor works of art including the Adoring Angel, Celtic Cross, Madonna and Child, the memorial to the Unborn, Military and Community Service, the Pieta and St. Anthony. Individual name plates are placed on a large plaque, on the wall inside the Garden area, identifying those cremains which have been placed in the Garden. Family members are able to stop by to meditate and spend time in the Garden whenever they wish.

For those interested in planning a funeral (please see our Funeral webpage) or being buried in the Memorial Garden (Download the Memorial Garden Brochure) contact Mary Nowe at 941-497-2931 ext. 231 or mary.nowe@ollvenice.org.

Burial in Memorial Garden in front of the Celtic Cross

O Gentlest Heart

O Gentlest Heart of Jesus,

ever present in the Blessed Sacrament,

ever consumed with burning love for the poor captive souls in Purgatory,

have mercy on the souls of thy departed servants.

Be not severe in Thy judgment but let some drops of

Thy Precious Blood fall upon the devouring flames,

and do Thou O Merciful Savior,

send Thy Angels to conduct Thy departed

servants to a place of refreshment, light and peace. Amen.

May the souls of all the faithful departed,

through the mercy of God, rest in peace.