San Damiano Retreat has one of the best religious gift shops in the Diocese of Oakland and beyond. Our books, cards, and religious articles have helped nurture the lives and faith of our visitors and retreatants for decades. We are now the only Catholic gift shop in the Tri-Valley and are proud to serve this area. Please tell your friends!
In recent months, the lobby and gift shop area has been remodeled. We hope you enjoy the openness and spaciousness of this new look. We carry books and DVDs on the saints and Franciscan history, and books that reflect the current spirituality and theology of the Church. CDs include Taize, quiet and reflective music. Our updated inventory includes interfaith items, books on women of faith, and more gifts and books in the Spanish language. If we don’t have what you are looking for, we can do special orders.
Gift Shop Hours:
8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Saturday and 8:30 AM to 2:30 PM Sunday. We close daily for lunch from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. Phone: 925-837-9141.
Are you interested in bringing the gift shop to your church?
San Damiano can bring an assortment of merchandise to your church or group meeting for purchase. If you would like us set up shop for a day with your organization, please contact gift shop manager, Jan Stegner at 925-837-9141 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
– The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton –
Daniel P. Horan, OFM has written several books on Franciscan themes. This book tells how St. Francis of Assisi inspired the spiritual writer, Thomas Merton. Merton grew to love St. Francis and the Franciscan Spiritual and Intellectual Tradition both before and after he became a Trappist monk. We hope you enjoy this informative and practical resource.
– Song for Humanity –
This CD is a collaboration between Native American flutist R. Carlos Nakai and German born pianist Peter Kater. Together, their music is ceremony, praise and celebration.
– Everyday Simplicity: A Practical Guide to Spiritual Growth –
In this book, author Robert Wicks says we all have the path to spirituality within us. This book helps us recognize the everyday gestures of God and discover an inner peace and joy we can share with others. Dr. Wicks is currently a professor at Loyola University in Maryland.