The Printery House
Christian Greeting Cards and Gifts
The monks of Conception Abbey and the staff of the Printery House join the world in praying for peace in Ukraine.
Welcome to the Printery House. Through our online store, we share the Christian faith through the creation and distribution of Christian greeting cards, First Communion cards, Catholic prayer cards, and other contemporary religious art and Catholic gifts. We offer a beautiful selection of Christian cards, holy cards, Mass cards, gifts, items for the home and many other unique cards and art. All of our cards are printed here in the USA.
A PRAYER FOR PEACE BY POPE FRANCIS
Lord God of peace, hear our prayer!
We have tried so many times and over so many years
to resolve our conflicts by our own powers and by the force of our arms.
How many moments of hostility and darkness have we experienced?
how much blood has been shed?
how many lives have been shattered?
how many hopes have been buried?
But our efforts have been in vain.
Now, Lord, come to our aid!
Grant us peace, teach us peace;
guide our steps in the way of peace.
Open our eyes and our hearts,
and give us the courage to say: "Never again war!"; "With war everything is lost".
Instill in our hearts the courage to take concrete steps to achieve peace.
Lord, God of Abraham, God of the Prophets, God of Love,
you created us and you call us to live as brothers and sisters.
Give us the strength daily to be instruments of peace;
enable us to see everyone who crosses our path as our brother or sister.
Make us sensitive to the plea of our citizens
who entreat us to turn our weapons of war into implements of peace,
our trepidation into confident trust,
and our quarreling into forgiveness.
Keep alive within us the flame of hope,
so that with patience and perseverance
we may opt for dialogue and reconciliation.
In this way may peace triumph at last,
and may the words "division," "hatred," and "war"
be banished from the heart of every man and woman.
Lord, defuse the violence of our tongues and our hands.
Renew our hearts and minds,
so that the word which always brings us together will be "brother,"
and our way of life will always be that of: Shalom, Peace, Salaam!
The Printery House is an apostolic work of the monks and employees of Conception Abbey, a Benedictine monastery in northwest Missouri. Our mission is to proclaim the Gospel and share the Christian faith through the creation and distribution of printed products and contemporary religious art.
Our online catalog is easy to navigate. You can browse our collection by category to find religious greeting cards for holidays and other occasions. We have Christian birthday cards, Christian thank you cards, greeting cards for sacraments and ordination and much more. View our sale merchandise and use our gift finder to select the perfect Catholic gifts for all occasions.
Proceeds from the Printery House help to support the monks of Conception Abbey and Conception Seminary College, where young men receive an accredited college education as they study in preparation for the Catholic priesthood.
The Printery House is making every effort to protect the environment by using papers that either contain recycled content or have been purchased from paper mills which practice responsible forestry stewardship. All in-house paper scrap from the production process is recycled.
Personalization and Imprinting
Almost all Printery House cards and printed items can be personalized. Save time by having your return address printed on your envelopes, or even have your signature printed on cards.
Our most popular gift item:
Olivewood Comfort Cross from Jerusalem
More than 31,000 sold
I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. — Psalm 86:12