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Pope St. John Paul II Columbarium, Olympian Legacy Gardens
Father Paul Wicker, former priest of Holy Apostles Catholic Church, with Costas Rombocos, CEO, at the newly completed, magnificent Columbarium of Pope St. John Paul II — Father Paul, in accordance with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church, has made all of his funeral and entombment pre-arrangements at the one-of-a-kind Shrine of Remembrance Gate of Heaven Mausoleum and Funeral Home.
Pope St. John Paul II newest columbarium at the most revered Olympian Legacy Gardens.
Honoring our veterans with military honors like no other.
“Winged Victory,” Louvre, Paris, France, 200-190 BC, re-sculpted life-size in granite, enriching our

“These enchanting gardens are dedicated to those Olympians who have discovered their flame of inspiration in the spirit of ancient Olympia, Greece. They have shared their passion for Olympism with abandon, spreading the values of peace, understanding, and friendship throughout the world. We are humbled by their achievements.” 

– Costas Rombocos

Nike of Samothrace Columbarium
With Costas Rombocos CEO

Nike ( Victory )

This first of its kind magnificent solid granite sculpture, weighing over 9 tons with its Bahama blue granite columbarium, is a breathtaking life-sized replica of “The Winged Victory of Samothrace” in the Louvre Museum, depicting Nike, the Greek goddess of victory, which is thought to have been sculpted around 200–190 BC. Over 10 million people visit the Louvre in Paris, France each year and see the Nike statue in the most prestigious site, the grand staircase.
Please read below to learn its legendary story.

Colorado Springs Police Honor Guard With Costas Rombocos at the Winged Victory Columbarium
Nike of Samothrace

History

The Nike of Samothrace has been described as “the greatest masterpiece of Hellenistic sculpture,” by H.W. Janson, (Renaissance sculpture specialist, chairman and professsor of the department of art, New York university, 1949-1979)
According to the Louvre website, this exceptional monument was discovered by Charles Champoiseau, French Vice Consul to Adrianople (Turkey) in 1863 on the small island of Samothrace in the northwest Aegean. It was sculpted using Parian marble and the base depicts the prow of a battleship, which is carved of gray Rhodian marble. 

Navy Military Honors at the Nike Columbarium
Olympian Legacy Gardens

Mythology

Nike was the goddess of victory in Greek mythology, depicted as having wings, hence her alternative name “Winged Goddess” She was the daughter of the Titan Pallas and the goddess Styx, sister of Kratos (power), Bia (force), and Zelus (zeal). The four siblings were companions of Zeus, and Nike had the role of the divine charioteer, flying above battlefields and giving glory to the victors
Nike is also called Victoria.
The original sculpture was created to not only honor the goddess, Nike, but to honor a sea battle. Nike fought with the Olympian gods against the Titans, and therefore is considered a representation of the victory of the Olympians. 

Nike was the winged goddess or spirit of victory, both in battle and peaceful competition. 

Nike Statue as seen from the East
Costas Rombocos's visit to Caesars Palace over seven years ago. This was the place of inspiration for Costas to someday commission a great sculptor to recreate Nike in real granite to last through the ages in his beautiful, perpetually maintained Shrine of Remembrance Gardens.
Caesars Palace, Las Vegas Nevada, showcasing the Nike of Samothrace at the grand entrance of the hotel
facing Las Vegas Blvd.
Do You Know What Your Legacy is Going to Be?

Like many things one aspires to possess in life, there are some things worthy of desire afterwards; such as your legacy/memorial estate. Quietly elegant, our beautiful Shrine and its new addition of the Olympian Legacy Gardens are most inspiring. They speak volumes about the many thousands of families who have entrusted us with their loved one’s memorialization and services.

Estate Planning & Medicaid Recipients

Funeral and burial expenses are exempt as an asset for estate planning purposes.
MEDICAID recipients who pre-arrange funeral, cremation, and burial expenses can make them exempt as an asset when before-need agreements with the funeral home are
made irrevocable! 
Irrevocable pre-arrangements are also a viable spend down method to reduce your assets and qualify for Medicaid. 

Caryatid

Olympian Legacy Gardens

Caryatid I Cremation Columbarium

Caryatid Artist-Inspired Granite Sculpture (December 2017).
Shrine of Remembrance Olympian Legacy Gardens
Exclusive Family Estate Limited Niches Columbarium
Caryatid I Holding a Wreath

Caryatid II Cremation Columbarium

Caryatid Artist-Inspired Granite Sculpture (December 2017).
Shrine of Remembrance Olympian Legacy Gardens
Exclusive Family Estate Limited Niches Columbarium
Caryatid II Holding Capital

Caryatid Original Sculptures
Erechtheion Acropolis
Athens Greece (447 BC - 438 BC)
Sibiu Transylvania Prominent Residence Entrance Adorned with Caryatid Statues - Romania
Caryatid At The Louvre Museum,
With Pediment Statues Paris, France
Olympian Legacy Gardens Established in 2017

Centurion

Olympian Legacy Gardens

The Centurion, 1886-1894 by James Tissot at the Brooklyn Museum in New York.
Centurion Private Family Estate Columbarium At Olympian Legacy Gardens

(available)

Robert C. Norris

Monument

Olympian Legacy Gardens

The Robert C. Norris (The Original Marlboro Man) sculpture has been installed at the Olympian Legacy Gardens.
Robert C. Norris’ wife is entombed in the Shrine of Remembrance. The sculpture was placed at the north entrance of the Gate of Heaven mausoleum so that Robert C. Norris is looking towards the crypt where his wife is entombed.

Colubarium of True Love

Olympian Legacy Gardens

Dale D. Douglass, retired American professional golfer, who won tournaments at both the PGA Tour and the Senior PGA / Champions Tour level, with his sister-in-law, Barbara Lebsock, and Maltese, Princess Isabella, at the Columbarium of True Love. (Mr. Douglass’ wife, Joyce, is entombed at the Shrine in the Alcove of The Risen Savior)
Dale D. Douglass bringing flowers for his late wife's crypt,
with Costas Rombocos holding Princess Isabella
Memorial service attendees at our exclusive Columbarium of True Love,
a special place of beauty and solace for inurnment of family members
who love their pets and wish to be inurned together.

Good Friends Deserve an Extraordinary Legacy

True love never ends, even with the loss of a pet, at the awe-inspiring Columbarium of True Love. This thoughtful new place of remembrance with its flawless workmanship is a true work of art, like no other columbarium edifice of its kind. It invokes solace, smiles, and like all of our indoor and garden columbarium niches and mausoleum crypts, is built to last through the ages.
Because human and pet cremation have become so prevalent, it is now possible to memorialize not only your loved ones but your beloved pets as well, together, at no additional charge. This is not a pet cemetery or a pet columbarium, but rather it allows the added niche space to place the cremated remains of your beloved pets together with you. The names and photos of you and your pet can be inscribed on a personalized, everlasting porcelain, cameo photo in a bronze-framed plaque on the front of the niche space.

This exclusive 9-ton monument of imperishable bronze and granite art is a testament of your deep and abiding love and the faithful friendship of your cherished pet, providing a one-of-a-kind companion legacy.

A Promise Kept

Words cannot convey the splendor of this columbarium and setting. You must visit the location to experience it for yourself. By acting now, you will have peace of mind in knowing that your wishes regarding your beloved pets will be made known and carried out at no extra charge.

Columbarium of Our Risen Savior

Olympian Legacy Gardens

Father Gregory Golyzniak, pastor, St. Peter Catholic Church Monument, Colorado
with Costas Rombocos during the unveiling of the Our Risen Savior Columbarium
at the magnificent Olympian Legacy Gardens
Risen Savior Cremation Columbarium
The New Our Risen Savior Columbarium offering family estate niches made from imported granite with a most beautiful Italian bronze sculpture of Jesus. Memorialization at its finest, featuring state-of-the-art bronze frame plaques for personalized photographs provided by the family of the loved one.

Garden of Tranquility Columbarium

Olympian Legacy Gardens

Colorado Springs Columbarium
Garden of Tranquility Columbarium facing the most impressive Rock of Ages Waterfalls
and Victory Fountains. Adjacent to the Our Risen Savior Columbarium and the new, under construction, Song of Mary family estate Columbarium niches (for the inurnment of up to six family members)
providing legacy and memorization for the cremains of 1104 loved ones.

"America the Beautiful" Columbarium

Olympian Legacy Gardens

"America the Beautiful" Columbarium together with special bronze monument honoring Zebulon Pike, who discovered Pikes Peak. At our Olympian Legacy Gardens adjacent to the Shrine of Remembrance's "America the Beautiful" Chapel.

Rock of Ages Pavilions

Adjacent to Olympian Legacy Gardens

The Funeral Home
Outdoor Pavilions for family gatherings following funeral, memorial services. Also available for summer concerts, and hosts the annual live celebration day.
A flyover honoring a Veteran observed by attendees and family members
Memorial Bronze Plaques may be placed at this most inspiring site to permanently memorize loved ones.

Cherished Angels Exclusive Columbarium

Olympian Legacy Gardens

You’re invited to experience our new, Exclusive Cherished Angels Columbarium at our Olympian Legacy Gardens offering complimentary (NO CHARGE) columbarium inurnment space and opening/closing with optional memorialization, to provide dignity for infants and children whose time was all too brief, but who, nevertheless, have captured our hearts.

A Parent's Love
We didn't have to look into your eyes
To fall in love with you.
We didn't need to hear your cry
To know you loved us too
We didn't need to hold your hand
To cherish you for always
We shared our hearts
You touched our souls,
You sweetened our spirits
You gave us memories, we will always hold dear
Yes, our hearts ache since you departed too soon
But, a parent's love does not end with death
For you are our child,
Forever our love is yours
- Kathy L. Schmucker

"America The Beautiful" Chapel

The greatest funeral home chapel of them all. 

Shrine of Remembrance is an icon of timeless beauty,
where promises and expectations are higher. Now for the first time you can experience the legacy of the Olympian Legacy Gardens surrounding this majestic chapel, which elevates the everyday to the unforgettable.

CONTACT US

Shrine of Remembrance

America the Beautiful Chapel
Funeral Home
Off-Street Parking for over 200 Vehicles
(walk-ins welcome)

(719) 634-1597
1730 E. Fountain Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80910

Shrine of Remembrance North

Vista Grande Chapel
(by appointment only)

(719) 599-3331
5440 North Union Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

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