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“National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church”

National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church
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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.
Reviewed 13 July 2014

This shrine, also called the Mothers' Shrine, is located in Laurie, Missouri, about thirty minutes west of the Lake of the Ozarks. Take Horseshoe Bend in Lake Ozark across the toll bridge ($3 in season, $2 out of season), west to Laurie, Missouri.

We visited the week after July 4, 2014. The statue was not rotating at the time...broke? just not on? I don't know.

The statue is 14 feet tall...and a fresh look at Mary, the Mother of Jesus. The statue is named "Mary, Mother of the Church." It is sculpted out of stainless steel. The surroundings, including water and fountain features, are set in a natural amphitheater. Names of mothers of all faiths are engraved in the base of the statue.

Also on the grounds is a chapel, stations of the cross, commandments and beatitudes, and a small gift shop.

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Reviewed 23 June 2014

This is one of only 16 National Shrines dedicated to our Mother Mary. You will be hard pressed to find one that is more spectacular than this, with the water setting at the Lake of the Ozarks. Awesome how they carved thousand's of Mother's names in the granite surrounding the revolving statue and water pool. Our family decided to put engrave our Mother's name on here as well, what a great Mother's Day gift from the family!

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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!

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