Gift Shop

St. Francis Retreat House operates a small gift and book shop to help subsidize the retreat ministry. In addition to religious books, statuary and other religious items, the shop features food products and other items handmade by monks, hermits, friars and religious sisters from all over the country. The gift shop can be opened by Brother Mark, or the office staff Monday through Friday 9am to 4pm. Gift shop is open following 10am Sunday mass. The gift shop is open every day. Hours vary, so call ahead if you plan to visit.

We would like to offer some of our favorite items here on our website.

To order any of these items, give Brother Mark a call at 1-610-258-3053, extension #34, or speak to the secretary in the front office. You may also place your order via e-mail at and we will get back to you for all necessary information. Shipping charges are added to the items ordered and you can pay by credit card or check.

Franciscan Soap

Our 4-ounce bars of soap are 85% organic, certified by the USDA National Organic Program. They are available by mail in the following six varieties.

LAVENDER — Pure, essential lavender oil with organic comfrey root. A naturally relaxing soap and our most popular fragrance.


A blend of six essential oils including citrus and herbs with organic rosemary leaf. Popular with both men and women.

PEPPERMINT LEAF — A blend of pure mint essential oil and organic peppermint leaf. A wee bit of menthol zing for the morning shower!

MONTANA PRAIRIE — A blend of sage, lemongrass and spearmint essential oils with calendula petals. Best described as open and fresh.

OATMEAL SPICE — Oatmeal for exfoliation combined with organic ground cloves give this soap a rich, spicy scent.

CITRUS LAVENDER — Orange essential oil combined with lavender essential oil with hints of tangerine. A surprise fragrance, both bright and mellow!

$5.00 per bar. (Minimum order is 3 bars. You may mix or match fragrances.)