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Saint John Bosco – Patron of Lost Boys

Saint John Bosco

Today is the feast of Saint John Bosco! This beloved saint is well-known for his compassionate work with poor and homeless youth, with his legacy continuing both in his home country of Italy, in the United States, and around the world. He is the patron saint of editors, publishers, schoolchildren, juvenile delinquents, and many others. To celebrate his feast day, Aquinas and More has two of our most popular Saint John Bosco titles on sale!

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Win St. Thomas Aquinas’ Meditations for Lent

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Looking for a perfect guide to your Lenten meditations? Aquinas and More has the solution! Meditations For Lent is a daily companion to prayers and meditations from Saint Thomas Aquinas. Follow along with Saint Thomas through all forty days of this penitential season, as he discusses key passages of Scripture and comments on the lessons to be learned. Each day ...

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St. Thomas Aquinas, dumb ox, brilliant theologian

Celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Today is the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas! This famous saint was a theologian and Doctor of the Church, and is the patron of universities and students. He was an Italian by birth and a major writer in the fields of philosophy and ethics. Saint Thomas is widely considered to be the foremost theologian and scholar in the history of the Church. To celebrate his feast day, Aquinas and More is featuring several works on sale! Included are works both by and about Saint Thomas Aquinas. In the spirit of this feast day, here are five things you might not know about Saint Thomas Aquinas and his theology!

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Saint Anthony, not from Padua

St. Anthony the Abbot

Today is the Feast of Saint Anthony the Abbot! He was a native of Egypt, and, among many other things, the namesake of the popular Saint Anthony of Padua. Saint Anthony the Abbot was born in southern Egypt to wealthy parents, but they died when he was only in his late teens; he inherited their land and was given charge of his unmarried sister.

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Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Baptism of Jesus by Pietro Perugino

Today, we celebrate the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist. This feast is well-known, and in many ways is taken for granted in the liturgical calendar. We all know the story: John the Baptist was at the Jordan, baptizing those who came to him. Christ, knowing this, went to him to be baptized in turn; the Holy Spirit ...

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Elizabeth Ann Seton, convert and saint

Shrine of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

Today is the feast of Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton! She holds a special place in history as the first American-born person to be canonized, and led a winding life of trials and joys. From her early days as a privileged child in New York to her many charitable works with schools and the religious life, Saint Elizabeth is a particular ...

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If Mary Isn’t the Theotokos, the Mother of God, Who is She?

Mary, Mother of God, the Theotokos

On December 31 we usher in the New Year with late night champagne, half-baked resolutions and epic movies. But in the midst of this activity the Church asks us to celebrate the Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God; a feast day of epic proportions and fulfilled covenants, a dogma that sheds as much light on the nature of Christ ...

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