Mount Carmel Cemetery is a Roman Catholic cemetery located in the Chicago suburb of Hillside, Illinois. Mount Carmel Cemetery was consecrated in 1901. This is one of my favorite cemeteries in the Chicago are because it contains...
Crypts with gorgeous stain glass windows...
Dicrazia headstone with many symbols...Skull-mortality. Cross-emblem of faith. Lily-emblem of innocence and purity. Book-the Bible, wisdom, knowledge.
Oui Riposa Matalena Di Grazia
Morta December 16, 1904 di anna 36
Requie in Eterna
09 Pauline B Grillo October 1893-1918
Julia Buccola Petta died in childbirth in 1921, at the age of 29. The life-size statue depicts her in a wedding dress,
a reproduction of a wedding photo that also appears on the front of the monument
Shortly after Julia's burial, her mother began experiencing strange dreams nearly every night. She dreamed that Julia was telling her that she was still alive. For six years these dreams continued until the mother received permission to open the grave. Finally, she was able to have her daughter's remains exhumed. The coffin was opened, and the body was found to have not decayed at all.
A photograph was taken at the time, showing Julia in her coffin, and placed on the front of the monument. The body in the photo appears fresh - neither bloated nor dessicated, with no discoloration of the skin. The rotted and muddy appearance of the coffin, however, attests to the time spent in the ground. Around this photo are the words "Questa fotografia presa dopo 6 anni morta". A body that does not decay is called incorruptible, a condition which has been observed in several saints.
There have also been reports of an apparition of a woman in a white dress near Julia's grave.
Young Marie Serritello stands in a stone box near the north entrance to the cemetery. Her hair is tied with a large bow.
The Di Salvo family is commemorated with this beautiful marble sculpture. The family stands around their mother, seated behind an ivy-covered railing, her hand upon a book.
Al Capone is one of the most recognized names in American history...this is his final resting place.