Monastic in Natural Finish


The Monastic Poplar Abbey Casket is made of tulip poplar hardwood. Saint Meinrad chose poplar wood for this casket because the tulip poplar tree is very prevalent in southern Indiana. The natural finish of this casket shows off the variety of color and grain patterns. The Monastic Abbey Casket is fully lined in a pleated pattern in off-white muslin. Six wooden handles allow for ease of carrying.

Delivery:  Shipping & handling by common carrier is included with price of casket. Call for expedited, weekend or holiday delivery cost. Delivery is available 7 days a week.

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Construction: Handmade, poplar wood. Available in full-couch viewing.

Finish: Natural finish.

Dimensions: Each casket will fit into a standard burial vault or grave liner.

  • Interior: L 78″ X W 23″ X H 16″
  • Exterior: L 83.5″ X W 29″ X H 18″

Lining: Off-white muslin fully lined, pleated fold.

End Plaque: Plaque at the foot of each casket reads: May He bring us all together to everlasting life. From the Rule of St. Benedict.

Keepsake cross: Removable wooden cross in lid, approximately 8″ X 12.” Additional keepsake crosses for family members are available for $35 per cross. Options: For an additional fee, all crosses available with:

  • Engraving: $30 setup fee
  • Gold or Silver Corpus added to cross included with casket: $20 per cross
  • Additional cross with Corpus: $55 per cross
  • Deacon or Deacon Wife sash added to cross included with casket: $15 per cross


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Shipping caskets throughout Indiana and surrounding states (KY, IL, OH, TN, MO, MI) are delivered within 1-2 business days by Abbey Caskets or common carrier. Standard shipping and handling are included in the price of the casket or urn.

Nationwide casket delivery by common carrier is available but may take 5-10 business days for delivery. Delivery outside of Indiana and surrounding states are subject to a premium charge.

Standard delivery for cremation urns can be delivered within 3-4 business days. FedEx Next Day or 2nd Day shipping can be selected during checkout for an additional fee. Orders placed after 1 pm CT will be shipped next business day.

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