In the late 90s Kathryn Ferralli made a pilgrimage to Rome, Assisi, and Jerusalem. While it was a wonderful trip, the group was kept on a tight schedule. Timing kept her from perusing the many gift shops to take the time to purchase the perfect gifts for those back home.
Upon her return, Kathryn contacted the gifts shops in Bethlehem to order her favorite pieces of olive wood. This was the beginning of a little shop that would become 2 decades later, Mater Dei Imports. What began as a small effort to bring the Holy Land experience to friends and family has grown into an internet company, brick & mortar cozy showroom, and opportunities for book and bible studies.
Even with all this growth, Mater Dei Imports has kept its philosophy simple: to provide people with beautiful reminders of faith and to help them in their journey to holiness.
May you find our products enriching your faith and the faith of your loved ones!