Posts Tagged ‘lakeview cemetery’
I’m not sure that I have any words that could illuminate more than this sculpture and its placement. It was recently installed – it definitely was not there this time last year, and it absolutely took my breath away.
Joseph Carabelli’s monument hardly seems sufficient for him. The monuments of Lake View Cemetery from the late 19th and early 20th century were the work of immigrant stone cutters from Italy, who settled just outside one corner of the cemetery and created the neighborhood we still know as Little Italy. Joseph Carabelli’s monuments are among the largest in the cemetery, including the Garfield Memorial, the monument for John Hay, and the Rockefeller monument. The monument company that bears his name is still in business.
These cenotaphs are both in the same small section of Lake View Cemetery. There’s something sweet and sad about the desire to erect a monument to a family member who is buried in another cemetery.
Most people reading this blog have probably heard the phrase “In my Father’s house, there are many rooms,” (or another translation that replaces “rooms” with “mansions) even if you weren’t sure what it means. A quote from the Biblical book of John, it goes on “In my Father’s house are many rooms; if it were not so, I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you.” Christ is speaking to the apostles at the time, assuring them that there will be space in heaven for them and, by extension, for those who they will bring the gospel to.