Home » 2011 » December

Monthly Archives: December 2011

The Sixth Day of Christmas – The 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 …

Read More »

The Fifth Day of Christmas – Killing a Bishop

St. Thomas Becket is the OTHER St. Thomas, 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. Paul’s Cathedral. When Thomas was 10 he …

Read More »

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, …

Read More »

The Feast of St. Stephen, the First Martyr

May the Peace and Joy of Christmas be with you this Holiday and throughout the New Year. Take 40% off all of our in-stock Advent and Christmas items for the next three days! Also, take free standard shipping with the coupon “freeshipStephen” today only on all US orders.   December 26th is the feast of St. Stephen, one of the …

Read More »

The Christian Symbolism of Flaming Plum Pudding

Last weekend our family went to the Rock Ledge Ranch for their “Holiday Evening”. The Rock Ledge Ranch is a living history museum nestled at the base of the Garden of the Gods. The original home as well as the Orchard house, barn and other out buildings are still in use. This year we went with my parents to the …

Read More »

Free Shipping and Last Minute Catholic Christmas Gift Ideas

Advent Calendars | Christmas Cards | Advent Books | Christmas Music | Gift Wrap Free Shipping Offer Okay, this is really simple. Get free standard shipping on any order placed today within the United States. Just use the coupon “freeChristmas“. If you aren’t in the United States, you can use the “freeExoticChristmas” coupon to take 10% off of your order. …

Read More »

For Last-Minute Christmas Gifts,Go Digital

E-Books | Audio Books | Digital Music | Talks Aquinas and More was the first Catholic store to start selling digital media and we are still committed to this new format for Catholic evangelization. We currently offer over a dozen audio books in mp3 format, almost 100 e-books, 40 Cd’s and two-dozen talks. [facebooklike] [twittertweet] [googleplusone] Need a last-minute gift …

Read More »

The Liturgical Year – Saturday in Ember Week

Prope est jam Dominus; venite adoremus. The Lord is now nigh: come, let us adore. The lessons from the prophet Isaias are interrupted to-day also; and a homily on the Gospel of the Mass is read in their place. As this Gospel is repeated to-morrow, in the Mass of the fourth Sunday of Advent, we will, for the present, omit …

Read More »

The Liturgical Year – Friday in Ember Week

Prope est jam Dominus; venite, adoremus. The Lord is now nigh; come let us adore. The Church does not read anything from the prophet Isaias to-day; she merely gives, in the Office of Matins, a sentence of that chapter of St. Luke’s Gospel, which relates the mystery of our Lady’s Visitation: and to this she subjoins a fragment of St. …

Read More »