Hi, guys —
Here in the Philippines, cremation is now
becoming a common alternative for interment.
I know that even if the body of the deceased
is cremated, the ashes in the urn must be
placed in an ossuary or niche.
One time I went to visit a friend's place
and discovered the ashes of his grandmother, who died and was cremated
three years ago,
were just placed in the cabinet where books
on the shelves were kept.
- Can the ashes be kept in the home for
as long as those left behind want them
- Where is the proper place for the ashes?
- What are the guidelines of the Church