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The Seventh Day of Christmas – Feast of Pope St. Sylvester I

Pope St. Sylvester I was born in Rome to Rufinus and Justa in the late 200's. He was educated by a priest named Charitius or Carinus in literature and theology and was ordained a priest by Pope St. Marcellinus. He witnessed Constantine's triumph in 312 and upon the death of Pope St. Melchiades was elevated to the papacy in 314. …

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The Sixth Day of Christmas – Feast of the Holy Family

The Feast of the Holy Family is dedicated to the Holy Family of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, commemorating their life together in Nazareth and calling us to focus on Catholic family life. The feast is celebrated on the first Sunday after Christmas, unless Christmas falls on a Sunday, in which case it is celebrated on December 30. According to the …

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The Fifth Day of Christmas – Feast of St. Thomas Becket

On December 29, the Catholic Church remembers St. Thomas Becket, the other Thomas who was martyred for the Catholic Faith in England by a king named Henry over matters of Church governance. Thomas was born in London on the 21st of December in either 1117 or 1118 to Gilbert Becket and Matilda Roheise. His parents were buried in Old St. …

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The Fourth Day of Christmas – Feast of the Holy Innocents

Herod was the king in Judea at the time Christ was born. He was an unpopular king, working as he did for the Romans, and his cruelty knew no bounds. He feared any threat to his power, and news of this newborn king troubled him. The wise men, whom he had asked to report the whereabouts of the Christ Child, …

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The Third Day of Christmas – Feast of St. John

December 27 is the Feast of St. John the Evangelist, frequently referred to as “the Beloved Disciple” in the Gospels. He was one of the first disciples called by Christ and is considered the author of the Gospel of John, at least the first of the Epistles of John and the Book of Revelation. He was also the only apostle …

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Day One of our Twelve Days of Christmas Sale

Beginning today, December 26, with the feast of St. Stephen, as we celebrate the Holy Season of the Birth of Our Lord and Savior, we begin our Twelve Days of Christmas sale. We have an entire category of items on sale each day at 15% off to celebrate and honor the feast of the day. Additionally, we have selected one special item each day, …

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Do You Wonder About the Greater Meaning of Christmas?

Christ is Born! Alleluia! About St. John Chrysostom: St. John of Antioch, called Chrysostom (“golden-mouthed”) because of his eloquence, was born around 349 in Syria, was a priest in Antioch from 386-397 and then was appointed Bishop of Constantinople. He was exiled twice during his episcopate, first in 403 and then in 406-407, when he died. St. John Chrysostom is …

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More Catholic Articles and Guides at Aquinas and More

Here are the latest articles we've added to our site. We hope they're informative and useful to you! Our Lady of Guadalupe St. Agnes of Rome The Conversion of Paul Ember Days in the Catholic Liturgical Year What is Ordinary Time? The Chapel Veil Dana Scallon: Musical Artist, Faithful Messenger The Amazing Grace Series Children's Resources for Learning About the …

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Celebrating St. Nicholas

On December 6 – the feast of St. Nicholas – we had an in-store celebration here at Aquinas and More. We invited local customers, children and their parents from local Catholic schools and churches, and local homeschoolers, and ended up with a pretty good turnout. This was the first time we've had an in-store event like this, and we were …

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Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Christmas is coming fast! If you're ordering gifts for Christmas, please make sure you look at our order deadlines below to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. (These deadlines only apply to in-stock items.) Last day to order in-stock items with standard shipping and receive by Christmas: Wednesday, December 10* Last day to order in-stock items with FedEx ground shipping …

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