National Shrine of MaryMother of the Church

Mother of the Church

About Mothers' Shrine

A magnificent Shrine dedicated to Mary, Mother of the Church features an awe inspiring fourteen foot stainless steel sculpture of Mary, which stands in a natural amphitheater surrounded by beautiful fountains.
The Mothers’ Wall of Life has become a great attraction of the Shrine, with the names of mothers from around the world engraved in the polished black granite.  The Mothers’ Wall of Life continues to grow daily and is an everlasting tribute to all mothers.
The first engraving on the Mothers’ Wall of Life was April 1, 1999.  It is a tribute to motherhood and family life, for all mother’s living or deceased, regardless of race, color or creed.  There are now 37 states and 13 countries represented on the Wall, making this one of the most meaningful shrines in the country. Search for a loved ones name on the Mothers' Wall of Life. "Click Here"
In 2003, the Shrine became a National Shrine, making this the sixteenth Nation Shrine in the United States, and the only recognized National Shrine in Missouri.

All “Requests for Prayers” are placed in the Chapel where they receive the benefits of individual prayers & prayers at Mass.