Brother André Melli, O.S.B., Gift Shop Director

The Basilica Gift Shop is on the ground floor of the Saint Vincent Parish Center, adjacent to the Archabbey Basilica.

The shop sells a wide range of items, from holiday ornaments to monastery cookbooks to rosary beads and prayer cards.

Adding to the uniqueness of the shop are a number of items from Saint Vincent, including Archabbey Christmas ornaments, a history of the Saint Vincent Basilica, and books written by Benedictine monks of the Archabbey.

The gift shop is staffed primarily by volunteers.

The Gift Shop is a way to fulfill a need for people who don’t have access to items of a religious nature. It’s a ministry of presence, a way of fostering spiritual growth and development for the people of the local community.