The Gift Shop of El Niño is located in the Castle and is the only store that supports the Poor Clare Nuns of Perpetual Adoration. We offer an extensive selection of books, statues, rosaries, art work, tapestries, icons, crucifixes, religious jewelry, DVDs, CDs, stationery, candles, and items made exclusively for the Shrine. We are happy to make available to our customers Mother Angelica’s own blend of black tea, a Perpetual Calendar of Mother Angelica’s daily quotes, and beautiful music CDs of the Nuns singing here at the Shrine. The Gift Shop is open Monday-Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 a.m. central time. The Gift Shop is closed on Holy Days and Holidays. If you need assistance finding an item, please give us a call at 256-352-0358. Our staff will be happy to assist you. You can shop online at:


Gift Shop of El Nino



The following is a list of the dates that the John Paul II Eucharistic Center, Castle, Gift Shop and Shrine Pilgrimage Dept. is closed. The Shrine, however, will still remain open on these days. Please see the Event Calendar for special holiday and Holy Day hours. Be advised that the Shrine may also close early on the listed days, please call us for times of closing on these days.


New Year’s Day (Mary, Mother of God)  –  January 1  (Holy Day of Obligation)
Good Friday
Memorial Day
Independence Day  –  July 4
The Assumption  –  August 15  (Holy Day of Obligation)
Labor Day
All Saints’ Day  –  November 1  (Holy Day of Obligation)
Thanksgiving Day
Friday following Thanksgiving Day
Immaculate Conception  –  December 8  (Holy Day of Obligation)
Christmas Eve – December 24
Christmas Day – December 25  (Holy Day of Obligation)