St. Francis Gift & Book has a large assortment of religious books and gifts to find what you need to enrich your spiritual life or select a gift for family and friends.
Whether you are on retreat or live nearby, you can shop during our convenient hours of Monday-Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm.
Our store offers books for all ages about topics like Christian living, spirituality, inspiration and prayer.
Select from our wide range of local items, cards, religious jewelry, art, instrumental music, and sacramental needs.
Confession is Christ’s Easter Gift to the Church
The 40 days of Lent was a great time for Catholics to
return to Confession.
With a little reflection, we can see why the 50 days of Easter
is also a specially blessed time to go to Confession
On the first Easter Sunday, the Risen Christ appeared to his disciples and gave them the power to forgive sins. Christ breathed on his disciples and said: “Receive the Holy Spirit. If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven. If you retain the sins of any, they are retained” (Jn 20:22ff.). By this gesture, Christ instituted the Sacrament of Confession. Confession is His Easter gift.
Throughout the 7 weeks of Easter consider ----
a book on confession,
a picture of the Divine Mercy,
a figurine of the Good Shepherd,
a token for your pocket.