National Shrine of MaryMother of the Church

Mother of the Church

Add A Name

The Mothers’ Wall of Life features the names of mothers throughout the world engraved in the beautiful polished black granite that surrounds the fountains of the upper pools. The only requirement is to be a mother in any sense of the word, living or deceased, regardless of race, color or religious affiliation.


Names on the Wall include: the mother of Pope John Paul II; the mother of Pope Benedict; that of a female minister whose congregation wanted to honor her for mothering their church; and movie star Jane Wyman.


Each mother's name costs $400 ($375 engraving fee + $25 perpetual maintenance fee).

Due to the high cost of engraving, if a mother's name exceeds the three-name limit (first, middle, last),
there will be an additional cost of $50.00.  Hyphenated names count as two names.


If you would like to have a mother’s name added to the Mothers' Wall, please download the enrollment form and mail with your check or money order to:

Mother’s Shrine
P. O. Box 1250
Laurie, MO 65038


Enrollment Form Word Document  -   Enrollment Form PDF



Engraving for one mother's name or for multiple names may be purchased thru PayPal with a Credit or Debit Card.  See Below.

1.  To PLACE ORDER, "click here" below for either option.  You will be taken to another page where you can simply change the quantity to the number of mothers' names you want to have engraved.

a) Purchasing two-names or three-names for one person (for example: Mary Johnson or Mary Rachel Johnson) = $400.00 

b) Purchasing four-names for one person (for example: Mary Rachel Jones Johnson) = $450.00
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