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“Reverent Moment”

National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church
Ranked #1 of 1 things to do in Laurie
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Owner description: The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church is dedicated to Mary and all mothers. Our mission is to promote a true appreciation of motherhood, the preciousness of life and the integrity of the family. The Shrine has become known as The Mother's Shrine because of our Mother's Wall of Life. We have a beautiful outdoor grotto where we celebrate pilgrimages, mass, and other celebrations. The Shrine was dedicated in 1992 with the installation of the sculpture of Mary. It was formally designated a National Shrine in 2003. We have a church on site, St. Patrick's Shrine Church. We also have a gift shop and we have several festivals throughout the year. Christmas Festival of Lights is from Thanksgiving to New Years. Come drive through and sip a hot beverage while you look in the gift shop. Our business office hours are 8am-4pm Monday-Friday. The Shrine is open from 6am-10pm Daily. Come see our beautiful tribute to Mothers.
Osage Beach, Missouri
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“Reverent Moment”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

One of our small groups at Harper Chapel UMC toured the Mothers' Shrine, outdoor grotto and Mothers' Wall of Life today. Names of mothers are engraved in the polished black granite surrounding a large pool, where the 14 foot sculpture of Mary is standing. She rotates in a circle every four minutes. Her hair is flowing,her dress is textured and her hands outstretched. The gardens are gorgeous.What a peaceful place! Our tour guide told us as many Protestants as Catholics attend the outdoor 8PM Saturday night mass during the summer. I can see why!

Visited June 2014
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