Since its foundation, the Madonna House Apostolate has accepted donations of all kinds, and has worked to distribute these goods to the poor. In 1963, as it became apparent that the international missions of the apostolate required financial as well as material aid, Catherine Doherty opened the Madonna House Gift Shop here in Combermere. All of the items in our gift shop are donated, and all of the proceeds from their sale go to the poor.
Thousands pass through each year — and for every item sold another has come in donation to replace it. For more than 40 years we have seen this miracle of hidden generosity, and through it the poor have been helped in many parts of the world. Anyone is welcome to donate items for the shop, thus continuing the miracle of love.