Via Assisi Gift Shop

Friends, Visitors and Parishioners- As you know CoVid-19 is running rampant throughout the United States and most of the world. The church in its wisdom closed the gift shop, and advised volunteers/staff to follow caution and stay home.

GOOD NEWS Via Assisi will re-open on Sundays only beginning September 19, 2021. Our new hours will be 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM. We hope to open more days soon so keep coming back for more up to date information.

Appointments are still being scheduled via Email only for other days of the week. Please contact smoreno@smbphx

Email date and time of your visit; once the visit and time are confirmed with staff, you will receive a confirmation email. Please note that we are running with a skeleton crew who is maintaining most of our essential services for you, so please give us 48-72 hours turnaround time. Your patience and support are extremely appreciated during this unpredictable time.

Please go to our website home page to stay current on information as we get it. The Friars are continuing to livestream mass we encourage you to log in!

Via Assisi is proud to Support Local Artists:

Our mission is to bring our guests quality religious items for every budget as well as those “one of a kind” gems that are created by Artists who reside and create in Arizona! Via Assisi is always looking to partner with local artists. If you are interested in displaying and selling your work at Via Assisi please submit up to five (5) jpgs of current work, price points, a short bio & 1-2 page resume. Submissions are accepted online only at  [email protected]   Accepted artists will be notified by email.

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Local Artist:  Martin Moreno

We are extremely proud to have Martin Moreno (2011 AZ Artist of the Year & current Valley Light Rail Artist) at Via Assisi. His work on canvas and one of a kind prints are sure to please our guests. 

Mr. Moreno’s works can be seen throughout the United States. He is one of the most sought after muralists, nationally. We are honored and pleased to have his inspirational works in our gift shop!

Local Artist: Reggie Casillas

Reggie Casillas is a born & bred Phoenician. His talent in creating beautiful one of a kind paintings of the Mother Mary and our beautiful Basilica are just some of the work we carry.

Reggie’s work can be seen in murals throughout Maricopa County and his own neighborhood where he has held community meetings with his neighbors and business community to bring beauty to his downtown Buckeye neighborhood. Commissions are accepted

Local Artist:  Sue Messmer

Sue Messner continues to amaze with her one of a kind creations!  Ms. Messmer has been gracing the walls of Via Assisi for several years. Her crosses radiantly infused with colorful glass draws our visitors with their brilliant colors and stunning designs. We invite you to come in and browse our selection! 

Local Artist:  Gloria Martinez-Granados

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Jewelry and Rosaries handcrafted by “Glorious Craft” with a passion for beads & style!

Gloria has been creating one of a kind jewelry pieces since attending South Mountain High School. It wasn’t until she decided to pursue a higher degree that she found that her “status” made her ineligible to apply for Federal Aid. She then realized the only way to reach her dreams was to make it happen on her own. She began designing rosaries and religious items and selling at the Basilica. She also applied for and received scholarships due to her academic success! Gloria recently graduated with a Bachelor’s in Art and a GPA of 4.0!! Rosaries can be personalized, come in to find out more.


Due to CoVid-19 we have suspended our workshops however, with optimism we look forward to hosting new workshops in the Fall of 2021. Keep praying for us and checking back for updates!

Via Assisi not only supports local artists in our gift shop, we also strive to bring you workshops that will inspire your growth in Christ. 

My duties to the parishioner’s and community who visit our parish, is not only to bring you a Gift Shop filled with one of a kind items; it is also my goal to bring you new and exciting ways to explore your walk with Christ through our faith based workshops. Evangelization begins with Engagement.

If you have suggestions for workshops or would like to be considered as an instructor in the coming year, please email me at [email protected]  I welcome your ideas!

Wish List:

Being an extremely small shop with a budget to match! There are often things that we find we need to make your shopping experience a much better one. 

  • Lighting – donation and/or installation of spot lights in ceiling to illuminate items.
  • Donation of off white paint for interior of store.
  • Volunteers needed as cashiers and/or assistants to manager, training provided.

Thank you so much for your patronage. We at Via Assisi appreciate you.

Hours of Operation:

Sundays Only 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM


Email: [email protected]

Via Assisi Gift Shop Location:

St. Mary’s Basilica
(Street Level facing Monroe)
231 N 3rd Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

For More Information:

Via Assisi Manager / Artist Ministry
Sylvia Hernandez-Moreno
Phone:  602-271-0046
Email:  [email protected]