Engrave Your Mother's Name in our Mother's Wall
The Spring Mothers Wall Engraving ends in April, and the Deadline to submit names is March 15, 2023. So hurry to include your mother's name on our Mother's Wall.
The National Shrine of Mary Mother of the Church is a Catholic Shrine located in Laurie, Missouri and visited by thousands yearly.
Mother's Day is coming up on May 14!
How are you celebrating your mother?
You can give a Forever Gift by engraving a mother’s name on our Mothers’ Wall of Life at The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church, affectionately referred to as the “Mothers’ Shrine.”
The Mothers’ Wall of Life features the names of mothers worldwide engraved in the beautiful, polished, black granite walls surrounding the fountains and sculpture of Mary.
Mothers (and mother figures), living or deceased, regardless of race, color, or religious affiliation, are included on the Wall. Nearly 5,000 names submitted from 44 states and four continents have been engraved on our Wall, including the mothers of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict, and Pope Francis.
The cost of engraving is $450.
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WHO CAN YOU ADD TO OUR WALL? Honor, celebrate, and pay tribute to your mother, grandmother, or any mother by adding their name to our wall.
Names of any mother, in any sense of the term: mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, Religious Sisters or other women who have shown the compassionate love of a mother to those in their life.
WHERE IS THE MOTHER'S WALL? The National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church - 176 Marian Drive Laurie, MO 65037.
WHY ADD A NAME TO OUR MOTHER'S WALL? Honor your mother because mothers deserve our gratitude, love, honor, and reverence. As Venerable Joseph Cardinal Mindszenty wrote:
“The most important person on earth is a mother. She cannot claim the honor of having built Notre Dame Cathedral. She need not. She has built something more magnificent than any cathedral - a dwelling for an immortal soul, the tiny perfection of her baby’s body. The angels have not been blessed with such a grace. They cannot share in God’s creative miracle to bring new saints to Heaven. Only a human mother can. Mother are closer to God the Creator than any other creature; God joins forces with mothers in performing this act of creation. What on God’s good earth is more glorious than this; to be a mother?”
WHEN CAN YOU SUBMIT A NAME? - Spring Engravings take place near the end of April, in time for the celebration and Unveiling Ceremony on Mother’s Day on May 14, 2023, following the 3 pm Mass in the Shrine.