Helpful Shopping Guide
Preparing spiritually and physically for your travels is of paramount importance. Most of these items are obvious, but we have listed a few suggestions and tips to hopefully help you with this.
Once you arrive at your destination, items that you wish you had may not be readily available (especially if you are in a foreign country), or if they are available, they cost twice as much as they would have back home. You may discover that walking on cobblestone streets in Italy is not easy in your fashionable, but impractical shoes, and wish you had not thought to bring some good walking shoes..
Shopping for Catholic books, rosaries, crucifixes, & other items:
For Catholic books and items, many of the shrines listed on our site have their own gift shops, and we encourage you to buy from them when you are there, or even online.
Also, we hope you will shop at any local Catholic stores in your area: they need and appreciate your business.
But if neither of these applies to you, then check out the following recommended websites.
Although we do receive a small commission from sales (which helps to keep our website running), we feel that these represent authentic Catholic values.
The Catholic Company Religious Products: thousands of items from statues, medals, framed devotionals and much more.
Holy Art: Check out their great selection of unique items direct from Italy & elsewhere: Icons, Statues, Nativity Sets, Hand-Crafted Monastery Items* and more
*Note: monastery items (food and drink items) cannot be shipped to U.S.A. Other monastery items, such as cosmetics, can be shipped to the U.S.A.