With what price we pay for the glory of motherhood.

Give the gift that lasts more than a lifetime by engraving your name.

General Shrine Info

The Search for Names on the Mother’s Wall of Life has been repaired, so you can now look up a name on the Wall.  (Remember to enter last name only.)



Saturday evening Mass — 5:00 PM

Sunday morning Mass — 7:30 AM, 9:00 AM


DAILY MASSES DURING LENT – MON., WED., THURS., FRI. at 9:00am; TUES. at 5:30pm


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Visiting the Shrine

Grounds open at all times.

Daily week-day Mass inside church:

Mon through Fri — 9AM

Donations greatly appreciated!

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The shrine was constructed in the mid-1980′s as a way to honor Mary, the mother of Jesus and to handle the overflow crowds at the summer services. In 2003, the shrine was recognized as the 16th National Shrine in the United States.

The Mother’s Wall is a tribute to all mothers, living or deceased. Patrons can visit the shrine at any time to view these names. Patrons can also purchase space for future engravings.


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The Mothers’ Shrine

The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church

The serenity found at the Mothers’ Shrine makes this a must stop on your next trip to the Ozarks.  Dip your fingers in the cool waters of the fountains, enjoy the beauty of hundreds of flowers, see the flags of 100 nations, take in the sounds of the  carillon bells and experience the peace.
The Mothers’ Wall of Life has become a major attraction honoring mothers and motherhood.  There are currently 4,000 names of mothers from around the world engraved in the polished black granite surrounding the 14 foot stainless steel sculpture of Mary.
Visit the Shrine during the Christmas season for the Festival of Lights!  Christmas is special at the Shrine with the focus on the true meaning of the season with a drive-through light display.  Visitors are greeted with Hot Chocolate and Hot Apple Cider at the Gift Shop.  People also enjoy the Enchanted Village of Lights at the City of Laurie Fairgrounds, an extensive light park within a mile of the Shrine and both events are free.  Of course, donations are always appreciated.
All groups and buses are greeted with complimentary cake and coffee.
The Shrine is located on the grounds of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, founded in 1868.  Outdoor services at the Shrine are Saturday evening at 8:00 pm and Sunday morning at 8:00 am.  The Gift shop is open before and after services or at your request during the week.
176 Marian Drive – Hwy 5, Laurie, MO.  65038
Phone (573) 374-6279



While visiting the shrine, be sure to make the rounds to our other features:

• The Mother’s Shrine sculpture
• Fountains beneath the sculpture
• The Mother’s Wall of Life
• St. Patrick’s cathedral
• Avenue of Flags
• Kneeling shrines
• The 10 Commandments
• Statue of St. Patrick


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