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National Shrine of Mary, Mother of the Church

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frequent visitor as we spend much time in area

Peaceful setting and pleasant surroundings give one an opportunity to reflect on family. Open to... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
Bob R
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West Des Moines, Iowa
Peaceful

We was the only ones there when we went. Was a awesome place. We will be going back we couldn't go... read more

Reviewed January 22, 2018
ChrisR5734
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Feb 10, 2018
“frequent visitor as we spend much time in area”
Jan 22, 2018
“Peaceful”
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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...more
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176 Marian Drive, Highway 5, Laurie, MO 65038
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+1 573-374-6279
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Reviewed February 10, 2018

Peaceful setting and pleasant surroundings give one an opportunity to reflect on family. Open to public and accessible for all.

Thank Bob R
Reviewed January 22, 2018

We was the only ones there when we went. Was a awesome place. We will be going back we couldn't go in the church we had our dog with us. Even if your not real religious its a Great place to visit.

Thank ChrisR5734
Reviewed May 18, 2017

The shrine is a wonderful spot and a great tribute to all Mothers. We go every year to bless our marriage in front of the Statue of Mary. The shrine offers a quiet peaceful place to reflect and pray, the grounds are beautiful!! There are...More

Thank Lovethelake02
Reviewed November 21, 2016

Wasn't expecting the water fountains to be going but at least they could do is keep the huge piles of leaves off the steps and immediate area around the main part. Nothing open on Saturday including the gift shop. Hunted up the older St. Patricks...More

Thank Steven E
Reviewed October 31, 2016

Catholic church but also they have outdoor mass in the summertime in a beautiful outdoor area under the trees. A really cool large statue of Mary made out of stainless steel

Thank 374walterb
Reviewed September 28, 2016

We were at this location for another event and visited the shrine. Very nice. Nice attention to detail and good viewing area.

Thank lss68
Reviewed September 7, 2016

It so peaceful and beautiful, and seeing all the mothers name on the wall is so neat & the fountian are lovely.

Thank ritafees
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This is a great stop for a peace full place to think and remember the good times with you mother when you were growing up and give thanks for all the great wisdom they imparted on you.

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Reviewed August 5, 2016

This is "our church" when we are at the lake on weekends. WE love this church. The outdoor masses are beautiful and should not be missed. The grounds are lovely. Mary is a beautiful LARGE pewter sculpture that is the focal point of the grounds....More

Thank Liz L
Reviewed June 22, 2016

A beautiful location for contemplation. The Shrine is well designed and well maintained and free of charge.

Thank Shirley B
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