Welcome to the Catholic National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church

Finding Sanctuary

Join us for lunch on July 23!

Where is God when the innocent suffer? Hear the courageous witness of a mother who, from the depths of profound grief, found sanctuary, creating a place of healing for her family and their community and fulfilling her daughter’s dream.

All are welcome at the Mothers' Shrine

Whether you are able to come to our beautiful Shrine in Laurie, or join us online, you are always welcomed at the Mothers' Shrine.

Our Blessed Mother's heart is open and she is eager to bring each of us to her Son, Jesus.



Creating Catholic Experiences in Motherhood

Online only, this series is specifically designed for moms with children at home who are interested in creating or growing Catholic, faith-filled experiences for themselves, their children, and their families.

All are welcomed, wherever you are in your faith or parenting journey!

Do you or a loved one need prayer?

You’re not alone, we all need prayers!

Please let us know how we can pray with you. Remember, God is with you and He delights when we lift our voices and give our worries over to Him. All prayer requests are placed in our chapel where they receive the benefits of individual prayers and prayers at Mass.



Give a forever gift to a mother in your life

Next engraving deadline: Aug. 15, 2024

Have your loved one's name inscribed on our beloved Mothers’ Wall of Life! Every day we remember in prayer the more than 5,000 mothers from at least 44 states and five continents whose names have been engraved in the beautiful black granite walls.
New names received from now until August 15 will be engraved with a special unveiling ceremony on Oct. 6, 2024.

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