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Ever Wonder How a Saint is Made?

How to become a saint

The current process for declaring someone a saint was established by Pope John Paul II in 1983 in the document Divinus Perfectionis Magister. This document continued a process of simplification started by Pope Paul VI during Vatican II.

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It’s our 13th Anniversary – save 20%

Thirteen years ago, on the Feast of St. Therese, we opened our first Catholic store in Black Forest, CO. The store was about 120 square feet. While we had a front counter and a couple of displays, the primary purpose of the location was to server as the shipping hub for our website.

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What’s Your Catholic Passion?

Footprints Documentary

We love it when we hear what our customers are doing with the life-changing products they buy from us. Earlier this year one of our customers bought packs of St. James prayer cards that were given out at a film pre-screening for a documentary about the Camino called Footprints.

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September is the Month of Our Lady of Sorrows

Our Lady of Sorrows

“Then Simeon blessed them and said to his mother Mary, "This child is destined for the falling and the rising of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be opposed so that the inner thoughts of many will be revealed—and a sword will pierce your own soul too." Luke 2:34-35

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Back to school gifts for Catholic college students

Back to School Gifts for Catholic College Students

Going back to college means preparing for many things - new friends, new classes, new challenges and even spiritual warfare. Your son or daughter could use some extra backup when going back to school because they will likely be confronted by students and professors who are hostile to Catholicism and they will also face the usual temptations that come with college life. At Aquinas and More we've put together a list of Back to school gifts for Catholic college students to help you out.

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Why have Crucifixes and Crosses in the Home?

Crucifixes for your home

It has long been a tradition of Catholic families to hang crucifixes throughout their homes, or to even have a crucifix embedded into the foundation of the house. Some merely hang the crucifix on the walls of their home as a reminder of Christ’s redemptive sacrifice, but beyond this it is also a sacramental, used in devotion to Our Lord and as a guard against evil.

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Dr. Kevin Vost Explains the Seven Deadly Sins

The seven deadly sins are alive and well today. The Seven Deadly Sins: A Thomistic Approach to Vanquishing Vice and Sin aims to help each one of us do something about that using the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas, the earlier great Church Fathers and Doctors he knew so well, and great saints up to our time.   Part I …

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