"Ask Jesus what he wants from you and be brave!"
In the summer of 2012, while we were still scrambling our way fully back into the Church, God challenged us by asking us to open a Catholic store right smack in the middle of the bible belt. He didn't choose us because we were the smartest people he could find, but because we were just crazy and damaged enough to say "yes, Lord!" We had been attending daily Mass and asking Him to clearly help us discern exactly what He wanted us to do with our lives.
We had asked Jesus what he wanted. Now we had to be brave. But, we were not brave. We were terrified and wanted to say no. Instead, we prayed for courage, opened St. Benedict's Catholic Store and began our mission from scratch. Operating a business for God is quite different from a secular venture. We didn't know where to begin, what to order, or where to order it. Thankfully, God had those answers and gave them to us on a need-to-know basis.
Since October 2012, we have developed a large Facebook fan base and gained tremendous community support. We've been dubbed "the Southeast's Most Extraordinary Catholic Store", not only for our commitment to quality over quantity and our dedication to carrying solid traditional Catholic items and magesterium approved books, but also because we have naturally evolved into being a sort of Catholic welcome center, from which we are able to evangelize and lead people to the Church. We are also dedicated to helping those who are financially unable to obtain the Catholic books and resources they need. We're here to help.
As we continued to grow in our mission, many of our long-distance fans had expressed interest in being able to shop online. So with that in mind, we created this simple web shop to meet that need and have been very pleased with the loyal support of you, our online customers.
We're here for you. We're here because of you!
Thank you for visiting our site.
Pax Christi +
Stephanie & Kipp McIntyre
"Ut in omnibus glorificetur Deus." (That in all things God may be glorified.)
In memory of our best friend, "Rookey", the most loyal dog ever. 12.13.04 - 2.27.17 +