Natural Funeral and Burial
As Franciscans we recognize the beauty and oneness of all creation knowing that all we do affects everyone and everything. Natural burial is a way to honor the sacredness of our Sister Earth as well as the natural cycle of life and death.
Our sisters have the opportunity to choose a natural burial. Those who choose this option will be buried on FSPA Farmland at St. Joseph Ridge, La Crosse, Wisconsin, in a designated cemetery site currently undergoing restoration to native prairie grasses and flowers. To help sisters discern this option and share information with their families we created Natural Burial: An option for FSPA, an informational brochure which includes links to additional resources for individuals interested in natural burial. These resources include:
Sister Lucy Slinger talked with the La Crosse Tribune about FSPA's natural funeral and burial efforts. We have a natural burial article in our Perspectives magazine (see page 9). For more information regarding FSPA's natural burial option contact Sister Sharon Berger.