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Gift Shop

Welcome to the Mount Saint Joseph Gift Shop

The gift shop is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays. It is also open other days of the week and Saturdays upon request, or when groups are present at the Mount. The times may vary on these occasions. The Mount Saint Joseph Gift Shop offers an array of one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, some of which are made by the Ursuline Sisters, while also offering a wide array of gift ideas for any occasion. Greeting cards, books, and various religious items await your visit.

The Ursuline Sisters, and friends, make various embroidery pieces, dishcloths, pot holders, pillowcase dolls, and other items by hand. Handmade scarves, hats, gloves, children caps, shawls, and table runners make beautiful gifts to give someone or to keep for you. Wrap yourself in a handmade prayer shawl and feel the history and tradition of nearly 150 years of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph. These are truly one-of-a-kind handcrafted items only available at the gift shop.

Some of the biggest selling items in the gift shop are the quilts. These quilts, made at or for Mount Saint Joseph, can only be found at the gift shop. They are made by Sisters, associates, alumnae and friends of the Sisters. For a list of quilts for sale, click here.

Retreat Center cookbooks and Mount Saint Joseph T-shirts and sweatshirts are great mementos to take home after a visit.

Traditional and specialty rosaries, as well as holy cards are a popular item at the gift shop.

If you need a gift for someone taking that important step into the next sacrament, welcoming a new baby, or just commemorating an important day, the gift shop has many options to choose from.

Seasonal, handmade wreaths, children’s books, picture frames, statuary and other collectibles from Mount Saint Joseph can be just the answer when you want a gift with a deeper spirituality to it.

The Gift Shop at the Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center has something for just about everyone, and at reasonable prices. You can reach the Gift Shop by calling the manager, Cyndy Madi, at 270-229-4103 ext. 818 (Gift Shop) or ext. 820 (Retreat Center lobby). Cyndy’s direct number is 270-229-0278. You can also email

For more information on our Christmas Bazaar at the Gift Shop, please click here. Come on out to the Mount on December 7th and 8th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.!!!!

Here are some of the items for sale.

NEW! You can find copies of the congregation’s Ursuline Book of Prayer Volume I (Advent and Christmas) and Volume II (Ordinary Time) for sale. Volume II is pictured above. For more information, click here.


A variety of angels and statues of the Blessed Mother are available.

Prayer shawls

A multitide of prayer shawls and other hand-crafted items are on display.


A handful of quilts are available — primarily lap quilts. This picture is just an example of the variety that is offered.


T-shirts in a wide array of colors are available with the Ursuline Sisters logo. Let the world know you’ve been to Maple Mount, Kentucky!


Many visitors to the Retreat Center leave raving about the delicious meals. Now you can take home the recipe in “What’s Cookin’ at the Center,” a cookbook that features many of the meals that were made by the late chef Merritt Hobbs during his 17 years at the Center.

Dish cloths

Spruce up your kitchen with these colorful, hand-crafted dishcloths.


These charming and well-dressed characters would look good in anyone’s home.

Faceless dolls

These interesting dolls are created by Ursuline Sister Mary Gerald Payne.


The Gift Shop has numerous books on both spirituality and secular interests.

Bibs (2)

There are two-sided handmade bibs for sale for both infants and toddlers.