The cremation (or incineration) as exists for a long time in the history of humanity, but it is only since 1963 that the catholic Church recognizes this method. Although the cremation is increasingly popular, several people choose to be exposed and to have funeral with the church in the presence of the body, then thereafter, the cremation will come. However, since 1985, the Church allows the celebration of the funeral in the presence of ashes.
The dictionary defines cremation as a process of incinerating the body of a dead person. It has also been defined as a rapid rate of oxidation accelerated by intense heat. Before the cremation process takes place, certain medical devices and/or implants must be removed from the body. These many include pacemakers, prosthesis, mechanical and radioactive devices materials, or other implants. Not removing these items could cause damage to the cremation chamber or to crematory personnel.
The body of the deceased is deposited in a coffin, a box of wood or paperboard, according to choice's which is made. Embalming prior to cremation is not necessary and it is against the law for a consumer to be told that the body must be embalmed first in the United States. Depending on state and local laws, there may be a waiting period of up to 48 hours from the time of death before the human remains may be cremated. Many state laws require a waiting period of 24 hours.
By respect for the deceased, the body is incinerated with the coffin or a container of cremation. Each furnace can accommodate only one coffin at the same time. The time required for cremation to be completed may vary depending upon the weight and the size of the person. Generally cremation takes 2 to 4 hours, with a cooling period of an additional 2 to 5 hours. Cremated remains normally weigh between four and eight pounds. This can vary depending on the individual
The cremation is held at a temperature varying between 1000 and 1200 degrees Celsius. With such a heat, the container, clothing and the body disintegrate, leaving only the bone particles as remains. Even to very high temperature, the principal bones of the human body cannot be reduced in ashes. For this reason once cooled, the fragments of bone are reduced in small letters fragments, using a crusher, before being deposited into an urn which will have been selected.
The cremated remains will be placed in an urn or cremated remains container that you provide. You can request that the ashes be put into a few small urn containers for family members, or a single large urn or even a portion in a dissolving urns and some in an urn, which can be interned.
There are several kinds of Urns & keepsakes manufactured starting from various materials, such bronze, the marble, wood, etc… They can be deposited, with the columbarium (mausoleum niche) , interned or handing-over to the family