Attractions The Mothers’ Shrine The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the
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
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
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 free Hot
Chocolate and Hot Apple Cider at the Gift Shop.
All groups and buses are greeted with complimentary cake and coffee.
People also enjoy the Enchanted
Village of Lights at the City of Laurie Fairgrounds, an extensive light park
within a mile of the Shrine. Click Here for more info. Both events are free. Of course, donations are
While visiting the shrine, be sure to make the rounds to our other