Annual Memorial Service

Please take a moment to fill out the 2017 Gift Body Interfaith Memorial Survey.

Your responses are anonymous and will help us understand what the memorial service means to family members of body donors and to predict future trends of our Gift Body Program.  

Thank you!


"The souls of the righteous are in the hand of God, and
no torment will ever touch them....They are at peace."
                                                           -- Wisdom of Solomon 

Each fall a memorial service in thanksgiving for the donors is held on the campus of Saint Louis University. It is organized by the first year medical students with assistance from faculty and the Medical School Campus Minister. The names of the current donors are placed in a basket and flowers are placed over the names during the service. The students do a splendid job in planning the service and honoring the donors. Following the service, the flowers are placed on the grave at the cemetery by the students. Also each fall the current donors are remembered as part of the Feast of All Souls service at Saint Francis Xavier (College) Church on the main campus. At that service the University remembers the lives of those members of the community as well as their families and friends and donors who have died the previous year.

The 2017 memorial service will take place on Friday November 3, 2017 at Saint Francis Xavier (College) Church at 12:30pm.  

If you have questions about the service please contact us at:

Center for Anatomical Science and Education
Department of Surgery
Room M 306
1402 South Grand Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri 63104
Phone: 314-977-8027
Fax Number: 314-977-5127
Email
jennifer.royal@health.slu.edu

Members of the School of Medicine class of 2021
offer Asiatic Lilly flowers  to honor those individuals who donated their remains  
at the Gift Body Inter-faith Memorial Service
November 3, 2017.


A member of the School of Medicine class of 2020
offers an amaryllis flower to honor those individuals who donated their remains  
at the Gift Body Inter-faith Memorial Service
November 4, 2016.


A member of the School of Medicine class of 2019
offers a dahlia flower to honor those individuals who donated their remains  
at the Gift Body Inter-faith Memorial Service
November 6, 2015.


A member of the School of Medicine class of 2018 offers
a stargazer lily flower to honor those who donated their
bodies for medical study at the
Gift Body Memorial Service 
November 7, 2014.


Gift Body Memorial 2013
First-year medical students offer calla lily flowers to 
the donors at the Gift Body Memorial Service
November 16, 2013.