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Ian Rutherford is the President and founder of AquinasAndMore.com, one of the largest and oldest on-line Catholic stores. He lives with his lovely wife and eleven kids in northern Colorado.

We Celebrate the Life of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13

Saint Anthony - patron of the lost

"St. Anthony of Padua is one of the most beloved saints in the Church and one of the most well-known early disciples of St. Francis of Assisi. He was a renowned preacher and worker of miracles during his lifetime, and throughout the eight hundred years since his death he has so generously come to the assistance of the faithful who invoke him, that he is known throughout the world. We celebrate his feast day on June 13.

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Gifts of the Visitation – Behind the Catholic Counter Podcast Episode 32

Gifts of the Visitation - Nine Spiritual Encounters With Mary and Elizabeth

G.K. Chesterton's birthday was last week. I found a couple of quotes about his praise of beer. I also noticed that two Catholic authors both published books this month that involved drinking. Hmmmmm. This week I interviewed Denise Bossert about her new book, Gifts of the Visitation - Nine Spiritual Encounters With Mary and Elizabeth.

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A Most Admirable Life – St. Philip Neri

Saint Philip Neri

“Give me ten men really detached from the world, and I have the heart to believe I could convert the world with them.” – St. Philip Neri Too many people have yet to hear about St. Philip, a man of both simplicity and remarkable effectiveness in preaching the Gospel and leading souls to Our Lord. Recently the great John Henry …

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St. Rita

At an early age, Rita of Cascia begged her parents to allow her to enter a convent. However, her parents instead arranged a marriage for her when she was only twelve years old...

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Saint Isidore the Farmer

Isadore Blog Post

St. Isidore was born in about 1070 to a poor, but devout family. At a very young age, Isidore hired himself out as a farmer to a wealthy Madrilenian landowner named Juan de Vargas.

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Celebrating the Month of Mary With Your Family

Celebrating the Month of Mary with Your Family

Did you know that the month of May is widely regarded as the month of Mary? It is fitting, then, that Mother’s Day also falls in the month of May. Whether we have the best relationship with our earthly mother or not, Mary is the perfect mother to all of us. As Christ died on the cross, He said to …

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The Complete Guide for Celebrating the Feast of Corpus Christi

Complete Guide to Celebrating Corpus Christi

The Eucharist is the source and summit of the whole Christian life. The feast of Corpus Christi is a celebration of Christ's Real Presence in the Eucharist. It parallels the celebration on Holy Thursday in commemoration of the institution of this sacrament. When the Eucharist is carried through the streets in solemn procession, the Christian people give public witness of their faith and devotion toward the sacrament of the Eucharist

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What is the Divine Mercy?

What is Divine Mercy Sunday?

On February 22nd, 1931 Jesus appeared to a young Polish nun. He was dressed in a white garment and had one hand raised in blessing and the other at His breast. From His chest flowed rays, one in red and the others in light shades. He asked Sr. Faustina to reproduce the image of Him just as she saw it with the words "Jesus I Trust in You" to be written below His feet.

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8 Things You May Not Know About Good Friday

8 Things you may not know about Good Friday

It is Good Friday. The day of the Crucifixion. If you haven't seen the movie The Passion of Christ, we recommend it as a solemn preparation for the Good Friday Stations and Service. Here are eight bits of history and tradition about this most somber of days on the liturgical calendar.

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