National Shrine of MaryMother of the Church

Mother of the Church

Welcome to

The Mothers' Shrine


  • Behold Thy Mother
    Behold Thy Mother
  • Our summer crowd
    Our summer crowd
Behold Thy Mother
Behold Thy Mother

"With What Price We Pay
for the Glory of Motherhood."

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


The Shrine was constructed in the mid-1980s 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 Mothers' 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.
Father John Schmitz,Pastor

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Winter Mass Schedule:


SAT

4:00 pm


SUN

9:00 am

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Weekdays:
Tuesday thru Friday 9:00am
Rosary-prayed daily at 8:30am
Grounds open at all times.


To see UPCOMING EVENTS,


click on: Calendar

 

To find out Mass times any place in the USA.

 "Click Here"
GIFT SHOP

As you see, the Christmas Lights are going up and it is time we get ready for the Festival of Lights. The Gift Shop will be open Thursday—Sunday evenings to greet people, hand out brochures and invite our visitors in for a free cup of Hot Chocolate or Hot Cider. Will you be a part of the welcoming committee this year?

Please sign up for a night or weekly - evening from 5 till 8.

Contact 573 374-6279 or email mothersshrine@ shrineofstpatrick.com
CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

We are working on lighting our grounds for the St. Pat’s Festival of Lights which starts on Thanksgiving evening.

If you can help or have  questions, please contact:
Jim Gerke 569-2930
or 
Tom Gerant 286-1511
Video credit: Anita Harmon

Tweets from the Pope

 

You can now follow us on twitter, so please post something. Click on link below.


https://twitter.com/natl_shrinemary

Why not consider doing something unexpected and unique for your mother or a special mother that you know; something that would demonstrate our gratitude for everything she has done.

Mothers do not ask for anything in return for their limitless love and admiration for their children. All they want is happiness for their children. However, we should let our moms know they are appreciated and truly loved. Their hard work should never be overlooked.

The "Mothers’ Wall of Life" features the names of mothers throughout the world.  There are currently over 4,000 names of mothers from around the world engraved in the polished black granite surrounding the 14 foot stainless steel sculpture of Mary.  Engraving are every 6 weeks April through October. The only requirement is to be a mother in any sense of the word, living or deceased, regardless of race, color or religious affiliation.  Price is $400.00 to engrave a name in granite that will last a lifetime.
Add A Mother's Name. "ClickHere"

OR, have your Mother's or Loved One's Name posted on our

"Online" Virtual Wall

Place a name for a Tribute or Celebration:
to a loved one or mother you love to be displayed for $25.00.

The name would be displayed, plus the celebration or tribute would also be listed. Great Birthday, Anniversary, or Special Occasion gift. Displayed & Posted on this Website.
Add a Name to the Virtual Wall