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Directions to the Shrine


The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is 80  miles south of St. Louis, Missouri, on Interstate 55. To reach the Shrine, take the Highway 51, Perryville exit (No. 129) and go north toward Perryville on Highway 51. At the junction of State Road “T” (St. Joseph Street) turn left. After passing Progress Drive, the Shrine's entrance is the third drive on the left.

Approaching from the east (Illinois) follow State Highway 51 to the junction of State Road “T” (St. Joseph Street) and turn right.


 New Rosary Walk Now Complete!


The Rosary Walk, just like the rosary itself, is our invitation to become closer to God through prayer. This nearly one mile walk features the same beads that are found on the rosary. Each hallowed large bead, will be not only the Our Father, but significant in size marking the beginning of each mystery. Slightly smaller beads follow the path honoring our Blessed Mother. These are the Hail Mary beads. Along this handicap accessible path you will find places to sit, pray or quench your thirst. Whether you are walking for wellness, seeking answers to life’s toughest questions or celebrating the blessings of God, we encourage everyone who enters this area to be focused in prayer. Each step will take you closer to re-centering yourself and your love for God. Many will find peace and hope as they take their own journeys of prayer along this beautiful path.   Click here to view the photo gallery!
If you have questions or you are interested in supporting the restoration campaign, please call 1-800-264-6279 and ask to speak with Sherry Clark, Krista Koishor, or Pat Vetter. 

Miraculous Medal Shrine

Saint Mary's of the Barrens was founded in 1818 by the Vincentian fathers. The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal was built in 1929 by the Promoters of the Association of the Miraculous Medal. While looking at the altar of the Shrine, the elements of the front and the back of the Miraculous Medal should be evident. The statue above the altar and the words in the archway, "O Mary, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee, " depict the front of the medal. The back of the medal is depicted in the base of the altar with the large "M" surmounted by a cross (through Mary's intercession we pray with confidence to God), the twelve stars symbolizing the apostles, who are the foundation stones of the Church, and the stars of heaven (Mary is Queen of Heaven). On either side of the tabernacle door are the hearts of our Lady and our Lord Jesus. The new marble Mass altar was constructed in July, 2004, from the altar in the old Novitiate building.

Visitors to the Shrine are always welcome. The Church and the Shrine are handicap accessible.

Telephone: 1-573-547-2508 or 1-800-264-MARY (6279)

Schedule of Masses and Novena
 
Masses:

Monday - Saturday 8:00 a.m. CT
Sunday 11:00 a.m. CT
Only exception is Christmas Midnight Mass
 
Novena Service: Monday  Following 8:00 a.m Mass, CT.
     
The sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession) is available before the novena service on Monday and at other times by arrangement.

Church Hours:
Monday - Saturday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT
Sunday - 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT

Shrine Visitor Center
Gift Shop 

Phone Number:
1.573.768.7000
 

Regular Hours

Saturday - Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Holiday Hours
President's Day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Good Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Easter Monday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Labor Day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Veterans Day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday After Thanksgiving: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 26th: Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
or Saturday and Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Closed Holidays
New Years Day • Good Friday (closes at noon) • Easter Sunday
Independence Day • Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Eve​ • Christmas Day

All Times are in Central Time (CT)

Regular Guided
Tour Schedule
 
You are welcome to visit the Shrine Chapel and the grounds at any time of the year during daylight hours. Guided tours of the Church are available on a regular schedule or you are welcome to take a self guided tour by using a pamphlet that is available in the vestibule. These pamphlets are also available in the Gift Shop, ask the attendant for one. If you are planning a visit and prefer a guided tour, please call our office to let us know you are coming.

Regular Tour Schedule
Saturday - Sunday: 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. 
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. & 1:00 p.m.


Holiday Tour Hours
President's Day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Holy Saturday: 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Easter Monday: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Memorial Day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Labor Day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Veterans Day: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Friday After Thanksgiving: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December 26th: Monday - Friday:
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

No Tours on these Holidays
New Years Day • Good Friday • Easter Sunday Independence Day
Thanksgiving Day • Christmas Eve​ • Christmas Day


All Times are in Central Time (CT)

Group Tour Arrangement

Group tours of 20 or more are available by appointment only. There is no charge for the tours. Donations are accepted. 

Email: ammfather@amm.org.

Telephone: 1-573-547-2508
or 1-800-264-MARY (6279)
We will be at your service by phone any weekday (except holidays) between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. CT.

Mail:
Association of the Miraculous Medal
1811 West Saint Joseph St.
Perryville, MO 63775-1598
 
Lodging: There are four motels in the Perryville area,Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Days Inn, Comfort Inn, and a Super 8 Motel. (These links are for your information only. There is no connection between the Shrine and the motels.) Other hotels, motels, and a Bed and Breakfast are available in the area.

Directions for reaching the Shrine

The National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal is 80  miles south of St. Louis, Missouri, on Interstate 55. To reach the Shrine, take the Highway 51, Perryville exit (No. 129) and go north toward Perryville on Highway 51. At the junction of State Road “T” (St. Joseph Street) turn left. After passing Progress Drive, the Shrine's entrance is the third drive on the left.

Approaching from the east (Illinois) follow State Highway 51 to the junction of State Road “T” (St. Joseph Street) and turn right. Print these directions to the Shrine. 

National Shrine of Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal
1805 West Saint Joseph St.
Perryville, MO 63775

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