Mission San Fernando Bob Hope Memorial

Bob Hope Image

Picture taken 2:30pm 13 Aug 2015

Our Lady of Hope

Picture taken 2:30pm 13 Aug 2015

The Bob Hope Memorial Garden is an outdoor garden and meditation area where the Hope family is buried. As you exit the left side of the Church (facing the altar), cross the small cemetery area and the Memorial Garden will be in front of you.

Memorial Garden

Picture taken 2:30pm 13 Aug 2015

A statue of Our Lady of Hope sits in a fountain at the top of the garden. The statue is a replica of the 17th century statue at the Basilica of Our Lady of Hope in Pontmain, France.

Next to the statue is a pathway that leads into the medication garden. The garden is built on a small slope. At the bottom you will find the crypt where Bob and Dolores Hope are buried. A memorial wall is designed to contain bas-reliefs of important aspects of Bob’s life. When I visited only his image was on the wall so this is to come.

Bob Hope Gravesite

Picture taken 2:30pm 13 Aug 2015

At the back of the crypt you will see a bronze reproduction of the statue The Holy Family Resting – Flight into Egypt by Anna Hyatt Huntington. The original is found at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary in Washington, D.C.

Bob and Dolores Hope Crypt

Picture taken 2:30pm 13 Aug 2015