American Mothers Chapel

The idea of designating a National Mothers Chapel began with Dorothy Lewis, then Honorary President of the American Mothers Committee.  She believed that an American Mothers Chapel would symbolize the organization’s dedication to motherhood and serve as a permanent reminder of those qualities desired in every mother, such as affection, patience, kindness, understanding and courage.  Mrs. Lewis decided that nothing could better symbolize these unique qualities of motherhood than a small chapel surrounded by the powerful natural wonders of the Garden of the Gods and the rugged Rocky Mountains.

Convinced of the need for a National Mothers’ Chapel, she resolved to make her vision materialize.  Funded by major gifts and small contributions from all parts of the country, the Chapel was dedicated on Mother's Day, May 11, 1973 and stands today as a symbol of motherhood.  It pays tribute to all mothers in America and is visited each year by hundreds of people from all over the world.