Catholic cemeteries bear witness to ‘the sure and certain hope’ of the resurrection
By Corinna Laughlin
Calvary Cemetery in north Seattle, established in 1889, is one of the oldest Catholic cemeteries in Western Washington. Thousands are buried here, some beneath grand monuments in granite or marble, most beneath simpler markers, with inscriptions in English, Russian, Chinese and many other languages. Some stones bear the record of religious vocation, military service or career; others remind us only that the deceased was a beloved mother or father, wife or husband, son or daughter.