Unique gifts for any occasion


Gift Shop Hours:

Monday - Friday, 8:00am to noon and 12:30pm to 4:30pm.

Other times by appointment. Just give us a call at 563.582.3592.



Gift Certificates:

You can purchase Shalom Spirituality Center gift certificates in any dollar increment. Shalom gift certificates are a thoughtful gift for family, friends, and visitors any time of the year and almost any occasion. Feel free to call us at 563.582.3592 before you visit, and we’ll have your gift certificate ready for you.


All proceeds support Shalom’s operating budget.






Trappistine Caramels (from Our Lady of the Mississippi Abbey)

Shalom Gift Shop pricing is among the lowest in town!


6.5 oz. Milk Chocolate Hazelnut Meltaways




8 oz. bag

chocolate or vanilla Trappistine caramels:





9 oz brown box chocolate-coated

Trappistine caramels






16 oz larger brown box assorted Trappistine caramels





PRAYER BOWLS handcrafted by Jerry Rupp (brother of Sr. Joyce Rupp OSM)



These works of art are available in a variety of trees: ash, butternut, oak, cedar, apple, orange, cherry, and maple. Limited quantities available.


Prayer bowls: $25 each (includes laminated two-sided prayer card).

Jerry Rupp's business: Ruppkins Woodturning - Bowls of Beauty and Grace


Hand Crosses - assorted sizes

(a great confirmation gift!)

Uses include: personal prayer, comfort during illness, hospitalization/treatments, visitation/funeral, elderly/aging parents, initiations/sacraments, childbirth (held by parents-becomes child's), child's bedtime cross, military/college/transfer, wedding sign-in, gift for a man



Crosses / Crucifixes

San Damiano Crosses . . . three sizes—prices range from $2-$20.

Tau Crosses and other crucifixes.


only $4 each.

Wooden bead rosary

Auto Rosaries - assorted colors - only $5 each.



Baby and Baptism gifts.




During and after attending retreats led at Shalom by Nancy Schreck OSF, many retreatants have requested that we offer Jan Novotka music CDs because they enjoyed the music Sr. Nancy played during the retreat.

Jan Novotka sings of the sacredness and oneness of all, the unfolding Universe, care for the Earth, the awakening of a new and vast dimension of human consciousness, and the Still, Silent Presence within. Her music touches people of all faiths, cultures, and backgrounds. CLICK HERE to listen to song samples from Jan's many music CDs. http://www.jannovotka.com/

Choose from the following music CDs in the Shalom Gift Shop - Cost: $19.99 each

--Melodies of the Universe

--Return Home

--Ever Ancient Ever New

--In the Name of All That Is

--Stillness Dancing

--Awakening Consciousness


--Unfolding Grace

--Roots and Wings Rising As One

--Anam Cara




Shalom CD #5 --“Prayers for a Wonderful World”

Following the success of four Shalom music CDs, Sr. Marie Therese Kalb

and Jim Brimeyer have once again combined their musical talents.

Both sacred and secular favorites are featured on this album of

instrumental violin and piano music.

Cost: $18 in Shalom’s Gift Shop

(Mail orders: additional costs for shipping & handing will be added).


    - Give Me Jesus

    - Change Our Hearts

    - Age to Age

    - The Prayer

    - Precious Lord

    - Bread of Life


For more information,



- What a Wonderful World       - Seed Scattered and Sown

- Only This I Want                  - Shepherd Me O God

- Psalm 42-As the Deer Longs  - The Supper of the Lord

- Hail Mary, Gentle Woman     - You Raise Me Up

- Eye Has Not Seen                - We Are Many Parts

- Pan de Vida                        - Hosea  

- What a Wonderful World (reprise)

call 563/582-3592 or e-mail: info@shalomretreats.org




CLICK HERE to listen to "Change Our Hearts" SONG SAMPLE

(C) 1984, spiritandsong.com(R), a division of OCP, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97212. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

CLICK HERE to listen to "The Supper of the Lord" SONG SAMPLE

(C) 1993, Laurence Rosania. Published by OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97212.

All rights reserved. Used with permission.

CLICK HERE to listen to "Hail Mary, Gentle Woman" SONG SAMPLE

(C) 1975, 1978, Carey Landry and OCP Publications,

5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97212. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

CLICK HERE to listen to "Pan de Vida" SONG SAMPLE

(C) 1988, Bob Hurd and Pia Moriarity. Published by OCP Publications,

5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97212. All rights reserved. Used with permission.

CLICK HERE to listen to "Bread of Life" SONG SAMPLE

(C) 1987, OCP Publications, 5536 NE Hassalo, Portland, OR 97212. All rights reserved. Used with permission.


"Shalom People of Peace" Music CD

This vocal music CD, produced in 2005, contains 19 selections, a sampling includes "Send Us Your Spirit," "Blest Are They," "Just Like a Deer," "Pilgrim Companions," and the title song, "People of Peace."




Inspirational & Meditative Music CDs

Many demo CDs are available so you can listen before purchasing . . .

including several additional Shalom & Sisters of St. Francis Music CDs

CLICK HERE to view Shalom/Sisters of St. Francis Spiritual Music CDs

CLICK HERE to listen to Ave Maria sound sample - Shalom People of Peace CD



Shalom logo t-shirts and Polo shirts are now available.


BOTH men's and women's sizes available.



T-shirts = $10.






Polo Shirts = $20






Prayer Cubes



--Mealtime (English or Spanish)



Cost: $10.50 each




Attention Pet Owners - ST. FRANCIS PET I.D. MEDALS

for Dogs and Cats

Only $4 each.


TOTE BAGS imprinted with

"May the Lord give you peace at all times,

and in all ways." 2 Thessalonians 3:16.

Only $3 per tote bag (just one remaining)





Necklaces with Tau crosses and various types of crosses

prices usually range from $3.00 - $5.00






Spiritual books, prayer books and booklets for various seasons

of the church year, Franciscan resource books, etc. are available

in the Shalom Gift Shop. We can also order books for you.


NOTE: We also offer gently used spiritual books in four areas at our

--in a display outside of the gift shop

--across from the registration desk,

--in the room adjacent to the Chapel and in

--Room 124.

Most of these books are priced from $1.00 to $3.00 and

can usually be viewed any time the Center doors are open.






Sr. Marci was interviewed by KWWL's Danielle Wagner about her book.




BOOK: She’s Not Heavy, She’s My Sis

Written by Marci Blum, OSF, Published by BHC Publishing

She’s Not Heavy, She’s My Sis, is based on Sr. Marci Blum’s spiritual journey with her dog, Sis, who left “paw prints” on her heart. This is more than a dog story: Marci connects her experience with Sis to our own lived experiences with pets. You will laugh and feel empathy in her spiritual journey with Sis.


Books are available in the Shalom Gift Shop. $6.95 each. NOTE: If Sr. Marci is available, she will be happy to autograph your book for you.




We offer a great variety of children's books and we can also order books for you.


If you're looking to introduce St. Francis to a young child, Chandice Chaoupka's book "Francis and Leo" would be the perfect choice. Briefly, it shares the message to live out your faith, whether that be through words or actions, which is similar to St. Francis' quote,"Preach the Gospel. When necessary use words." $6.99 each.

Other books by Candice include: Francis and the Wolf --This particular legend was told to illustrate the importance of peacemaking, or as Jesus taught, "turning the other cheek; AND Francis and the Birds -- In this legend, two lessons are learned: the importance of praising God for all he gives us and tolerance. We also meet another friend of Francis and Leo's - Juniper.Francis, Leo and Juniper are walking along and come across a meadow where birds (and other animals) are just sitting around, not doing anything. Francis reminds the birds that they should praise God for taking care of them. Francis finds out that his idea of praise is not the same as the birds and other animals. Find out what happens when the birds, deer, rabbit and squirrels start praising God their way.



All Occasion Greeting Cards

- prices ranging from 25 cents to $2.00 (approximately)


Birthday, congratulations, get well, thank you, baby, anniversary, sympathy, sacred occasions, jubilee, ordination,


Eight different 4-color notecards for
all occasions (Jubilee, Birthday, Sympathy, Easter, Celebrating You, Holding You in Prayer, On This Special Occasion, and more)

(photography by Phyllis Manternach OSF)


Cost: $1.00 each

All cards are blank

inside so you can add

a personal message.


Mail Orders:

Call Shalom at

563/582-3592 or email:


to place your order.

Postage-additional cost.











Ministry of the Arts

10" Mary of the Garden

2 scultures in stock

$54 each








Francis and Clare

Only one set available!


$10 for the set






Framed prints and sacred / seasonal gifts, boxed Christmas cards, calendars & miscellaneous


Also, prints of St. Clare and St. Francis. San Damiano Cross prints (limited number remaining). Selections vary monthly and according to the liturgical season.


Currently we have some embroidered dish towels and crocheted scarfs available for sale.


Occasionally, we also have handcrafted quilts and afghans available.




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