About Us

Monk's Wine and Candles was started in 1983 by Jim McGrath. At the time, known as Jim McGrath and Associates. Five years later we changed our name to better reflect our business to the customers we served.

We started with a mere half a pallet of candles, which were stored in the rectory garage of St. James in Arlington Heights. Today, we receive our shipments by the truck load, several times per month in our 10,000 square foot warehouse in Bensenville, IL.

In 1992, Jim's son Patrick McGrath came on board as a delivery person. Twenty years later, Jim announced his retirement at the young age of 80, making Patrick President. Patrick continues to grow the business because of his main focuses, excellent quality, customer service and  customer relationships.

With over 35 years of servicing the Chicago Archdiocese and surrounding areas, we are now referred to as a major and knowledgeable religious goods supplier of Sacramental Wine, Religious Candles, Altar Breads, Palms, Communion Ware, Liturgical Metalware and Clergy Apparel. With competitive pricing and superior customer service, we proudly service our loyal customers.