Purchase a Brick in Memory of Your Loved One
Tranquil, beautiful, Ben Rau Memorial Garden in
Blanchette Park, St. Charles, Missouri is home to
the Angel of Hope. The angel’s face is that of a
child, its arms raised, as a child waiting to be lifted.
The word HOPE is inscribed seven times on the
The Angel of Hope is an exact replica of the
Christmas Box Angel statue, located in Salt Lake
City, Utah, and stands as a symbol of hope for all
parents who have experienced the death of a child.
The Angel of Hope is based on the angel statue in
Richard Paul Evans’ best-selling novel, The
To honor our children’s memories, memorial bricks
are placed around the base of the Angel of Hope
statue with separate walkways extending in various
directions. The statue and the surrounding area is
intended to be a place of peace and healing for all
bereaved parents, family members and friends.
According to park officials, the Angel is visited
every hour of every day.
Your Angel of Hope Memorial Brick will be a
treasured gift for years to come. Engraved with an
individually personalized message of remembrance,
each brick is 4-inches x 8-inches with three lines of
text available for engraving; fifteen (15) characters
per line, including all spacing and punctuation. All
engraving is done in uppercase letters. Every Angel
of Hope Memorial Brick purchase includes one (1)
felt-backed Miniature Keepsake Brick inscribed
with the identical message of the full-size brick.
The Miniature Keepsake Bricks measure 2 ¼-
inches x 1-inch. Additional Miniature Keepsake
Bricks can be purchased in any quantity and make
wonderful gifts for friends and family.
The National Share Office hosts two dedication services per year, one in the Fall and one in the Spring. The Fall Dedication will take place in late October or early November, prior to the cold and in time for the holiday season. The Spring Dedication will take place the last weekend in April or the first weekend in May, before Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Orders for the Fall Dedication must be received by September 20th, and by March 20th for the Spring Dedication. All Miniature Keepsake Bricks will be received during the Dedication Service.