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What you should know about St. Frances Cabrini

Saint Frances Cabrini

Today is the Feast of Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini! Best known for her work with schools, hospitals, and orphanages among immigrants in the United States—specifically Italian immigrants—and for founding the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart, Mother Cabrini is the patron saint of immigrants and has a world-famous shrine dedicated to her in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Past these basic facts, Mother Cabrini's past is often overlooked.

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St. Leo the Great Meets Attila the Hun!

Saint Leo the Great

The Feast of St. Leo the Great is November 10 “Little is known about the early life of this man who proved to be such an extraordinary shepherd of the Catholic Church that he came to be known not only as Pope Saint Leo I, but also is one of the only two Popes in two thousand years to be …

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Five books and DVDs for the month of All Souls

Books and dvds for All Souls Day

Since Purgatory ranks right up there with Mary among the most misunderstood doctrines of the Catholic Church, we've put together a list of resources to you both understand and explain Purgatory and praying for the dead during the month of November.

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Christ the King Sunday

Why we celebrate Christ the King

Christ the King Sunday, the final Sunday of the Liturgical year, is a feast day that focuses on the authority of Christ. While the problems our world faces today differ from the particular events that inspired Pope Pius XI to establish this feast in the 1920s, his message and call to honor Christ the King in a society that denies the authority of Our Lord is no less pertinent now than it was then.

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Celebrate Saint John Paul II

Saint John Paul II

When Karol Wojtyla was elected pope in 1978, I was only four. I don't remember his election but for most of my life he was the only pope I had known. In fact, since his was the third-longest reign in history, many of us growing up just assumed that he would always be around like Queen Elizabeth II. Looking back over …

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The Catholic Shopping Reward Program is back!

Aquinas and More Catholic Rewards Club

Many years ago Aquinas and More had a rewards points program in our store that we never were able to integrate fully with our website. That has changed. We are happy to announce the relaunch of the Faithful Shopper Club. Once you have signed up, every time you make a purchase, refer a friend who purchases or share links on …

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Remembering Saint Vincent de Paul on September 27th.

Saint Vincent

Do you feel, like so many of us, that we are living in an age of less kindness and more selfishness, of so much more materialism and too little charity? Today is the feast day of a great saint, Saint Vincent de Paul – a man of tremendous goodness, charity and wisdom – a true champion of the poor and …

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The Church as the Sorrowful Mother

The Church as the Sorrowful Mother

Reflection on the gospel for the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Pre-Vatican II calendar). Taken from The Liturgical Year by Dom Gueranger. This is the second time during the year that holy Church offers this Gospel to our consideration; we cannot be surprised at this, for the fathers selected by her as its interpreters tell us,on bothof these occasions that the afflicted mother who follows …

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