The Diocese of Orange established its control of the cemetery in 1967… Located 3 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean, originally named Roselawn Cemetery, the property was purchased by the Los Angeles ArchDiocese in 1952. The cemetery has five columbariums on the property, with beautiful renderings of the Pieta, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of La Vang, the Good Shepherd, and the Resurrection atop these structures which are designed specifically for the placement of urns with cremated remains. Completed in 2010, the modern Resurrection Mausoleum makes above-ground crypts available at prices comparable to in-ground burial.
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd giveth his life for his sheep.” (John 10:11) One of the few Christian symbols dating from the first century is that of the Good Shepherd carrying on His shoulders a lamb or a sheep, with two other sheep at his side. The lamb or sheep on the shoulders of the Good Shepherd is a symbol of the soul of the deceased being borne by Our Lord into heaven; whereas the two sheep accompanying the Shepherd represent the saints already enjoying eternal bliss.