St. Francis Chapel Gift Shop and Bookstore is a Catholic gift shop located in the chapel, offering a selection of religious articles and books in order to strengthen faith and nourish hearts with reminders of God’s mercy and love.
What Are Good Catholic Gifts?
If you’re looking to gift a loved one with something that will nourish their faith for an upcoming special occasion, come visit our Catholic gift shop. We provide Catholic gifts for a variety of special occasions, such as:
- First Communion
Mark these special occasions with a meaningful gift of a Bible, rosary, medal, crucifix, icon or statue. You might also consider gifting a book to help them along their spiritual journey.
Books to Nourish the Mind and Heart
Eucharistic Adoration with Venerable Bruno Lanteri is the second book in the Nunc Coepi Series by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. This booklet introduces the reader to Eucharistic Adoration. For those who adore regularly, there are prayers and insights to enhance their visit with the Lord. Now available at the Chapel Gift Shop and our online bookstore!
Praying the Rosary with Venerable Bruno Lanteri is the first book in the Nunc Coepi Series by the Oblates of the Virgin Mary. A Scriptural passage and an excerpt from the writings of Venerable Bruno help us to meditate on the fruits of each Mystery of the Holy Rosary. This new book is now available at the Chapel Gift Shop and our online bookstore!
The book, Men of Mercy, Sons of Mary: The Lanterian Way, is the first to formally introduce the 200-year old Marian-Ignatian spirituality of the Oblates of the Virgin Mary (OMV) for a wide audience. Active in five continents around the world, the Lanterian Way has appealed to men, women, and youth for its warmth, compassion, and gentleness. Based on field work in the United States and interviews with approximately 100 laypeople and men of the OMV congregation, the book offers a rare glimpse of the spiritual heirs of Venerable Bruno Lanteri, whose cause for canonization is currently underway.
Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, is a noted author and speaker on the prayer and spirituality. His books, CD’s and DVD’s are among the more popular items we offer at the gift shop. He has a great gift to teach people how to pray with Scripture, use the examen prayer to recognize the presence of God in their daily lives, and so discern God’s will for their lives.
Venerable Bruno Lanteri, who founded the Oblates of the Virgin Mary, knew the power of good reading and of beauty to touch hearts and transform lives. And so, the Oblate priests and staff at St. Francis Chapel carry on this mission of inviting people to a deeper relationship with God by offering good books, ranging from spiritual classics to contemporary works, along with devotional materials and prayer books in both English and Spanish.
Gift Shop Hours
- Monday – Friday: 10:00 am—5:30 pm
- Saturday: 9:30 am—6:45 pm*
- Sunday: 8:30 am—5:30 pm*
*The gift shop is closed during all Sunday and Vigil Masses