Thursday, October 23, 2014

When my grandmother passed away when I was still in college, I was so devastated because she has long battled her Stage 4 cancer. It dawned to me that no matter how you think you prepared for someone to leave, it's not always the case. Few days after she bid goodbye, our family would be so stressed in finding a place for her remains. These days, it's now comforting to know that there is a place where you'll have peace of mind during times like these. 

Preparing for a final rest is not easy, and Aeternum, located at the heart of Heritage Park Area 2 of Fort Bonifacio Taguig City changes all that. It boasts of  its grandiose and inviting facilities such lush greenery, manmade lagoon and waterfalls, the viewing chapel where funeral services take place and the peaceful columbarium. 

Jan Vincent Mercado, President of The Fort Park Estate Inc. who introduced the country's first True Garden Columbary, "Aeternum": The Park Estate Columbary discussed how they stumble upon the idea of putting up Aeternum Garden. He and his family received an offer before from the local city government to buy the property which then was just a piece of land. It was bought, developed and now became the country's first true garden columbary. "Living the life you want is very important but you need to live it well without harming other people." This is one of the inspiring lines from Vincent Mercado which people need to live by.

#LiveWellLeaveWell is the theme of the night where guests are encouraged to share something that they could not forget about their departed loved ones. Online media and VIP guests willingly participated in the "mini-sharing". 

Chapel. Aeternum Garden has a viewing chapel inside the 5-hectare land of The Fort Park Estate Inc. Families, friends and other relatives may reminisce the happy memories they had with their loved ones inside the chapel peacefully and scenic praying areas of the park. The serenity inside and outside the chapel and the themed buildings will make you feel at ease for your treasured ones.

Cremation. Back to the pre-historic times, people from Rome, Italy called Etruscans give honour to their loved ones by cremating them believing that fire would purify their loved ones for eternity. After the cremation service, the matriarch of the family would gather the ashes of her loved one and place them in an urn and was kept in a sacred place - the columbarium. 

Columbarium. Aeternum Garden which is a unique and floral-inspired structure symbolizes the love of the family to the departed ones. The garden setting is a sanctuary of memories and a haven of comfort for those who were left behind. At night, you will an amazing view of the columbarium as the lighting is randomly changing its colors. Classy. Flexible. Grandiose. Majestic. Serene. These are the words to describe Aeternum Garden. If you are wondering if the rates are too expensive, need not to worry as Aeternum offers its clients flexible payment options. 

We all deserve a place on Earth like heaven. You live well. You leave well. 

For more information, Aeternum Garden Columbary Park is located at C5 corner Bayani Road Heritage Park Area 2 Taguig Tel: (02) 401 1303 Website: Facebook : Aeternum Columbary Twitter: @AeternumGarden Instagram: @AeternumGarden Aeternumgarden.10.20.2014

Source: Press Release

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