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Are You a Destination Business?

In retail, a “destination business” is usually described as a business that people go to because they specifically want to go to that store as opposed to a business that people go to because it is convenient or on the way somewhere else. For example, a coin collecting shop is going to be a destination business because you usually plan …

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L'Angelus – A Great Catholic Band

Ever since they came to our store last summer to give us a live concert, we've been huge fans of L'Angelus here at Aquinas and More. This band is made up of siblings from a big Catholic family in Louisiana, and they sing, play instruments, and even write some of their own songs. Read our post from when we first …

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Our Lady of Guadalupe – New Specialty Store at Aquinas and More

Last week we launched a new specialty store here at Aquinas and More, in honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe – the Patroness of the Americas. If you are not familiar with the remarkable story surrounding the apparitions of the Mother of Our Lord in Mexico nearly 500 years ago, a truly transformative event in the life of the Church …

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A Special First Communion Day

I can still remember preparing for my First Communion Day. Every day in Religion class we would study the Baltimore catechism questions. After dinner mom would quiz me. Then a few weeks before the big day my godmother, Carol Ann who was pregnant with her third child, took me down to the ‘avenue' to pick out the perfect dress. It …

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CPSIA First Communion Compliance – Where We Stand

After numerous phone calls and emails to vendors we have come to the conclusion that most either don't care about compliance because not enough retailers are pressuring them or that they think they are exempt from the law. To date, we have received certification letters from seven vendors out of over 100 that we deal with. Granted, many of these …

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The Most Beautiful Sacramental Certificates in the World, Part 2

Following up on our earlier post from two weeks ago about the Most Beautiful Catholic sacramental certificates in the world, and we're not kidding about that, we're very pleased to announce that we now have these designs available in Spanish. The same beautiful artwork with text now entirely in Spanish: Certificado de Bautismo, Certificado de Primera Santa Comunion, Certificado de …

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Learn More About Your Faith this Easter Season

The Easter Season is a great time to delve deeper into the Bible and the roots of Catholicism. Lord Jesus Christ (Jordanville) Icon Great Adventure 24 Week Bible Study Timeline $399.99 Jeff Cavins View all resources in the Great Adventure Bible Study series Navarre Bible New Testament $79.95 View all books in the Navarre Study Bible series 1-2 Corinthians $40.00 …

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Why We Only Carry About 1% of the St. Anthony Messenger Catalog

Another winning new book: Latinas treat the sacred in ways that are similar to the ways we treat those we encounter every day: They converse with statues of saints and Mary, leave them flowers and light candles to persuade them to gain favor for us, and become angry when prayers are not answered. These everyday aspects of Latina spirituality reflect …

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