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The Seventh Day of Christmas – Feast of Pope St. Sylvester I

Pope St. Sylvester I was born in Rome to Rufinus and Justa in the late 200's. He was educated by a priest named Charitius or Carinus in literature and theology and was ordained a priest by Pope St. Marcellinus. He witnessed Constantine's triumph in 312 and upon the death of Pope St. Melchiades was elevated to the papacy in 314. …

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The Sixth Day of Christmas – 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 …

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Day One of our Twelve Days of Christmas Sale

Beginning today, December 26, with the feast of St. Stephen, as we celebrate the Holy Season of the Birth of Our Lord and Savior, we begin our Twelve Days of Christmas sale. We have an entire category of items on sale each day at 15% off to celebrate and honor the feast of the day. Additionally, we have selected one special item each day, …

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Do You Wonder About the Greater Meaning of Christmas?

Christ is Born! Alleluia! About St. John Chrysostom: St. John of Antioch, called Chrysostom (“golden-mouthed”) because of his eloquence, was born around 349 in Syria, was a priest in Antioch from 386-397 and then was appointed Bishop of Constantinople. He was exiled twice during his episcopate, first in 403 and then in 406-407, when he died. St. John Chrysostom is …

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More Catholic Articles and Guides at Aquinas and More

Here are the latest articles we've added to our site. We hope they're informative and useful to you! Our Lady of Guadalupe St. Agnes of Rome The Conversion of Paul Ember Days in the Catholic Liturgical Year What is Ordinary Time? The Chapel Veil Dana Scallon: Musical Artist, Faithful Messenger The Amazing Grace Series Children's Resources for Learning About the …

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Celebrating St. Nicholas

On December 6 – the feast of St. Nicholas – we had an in-store celebration here at Aquinas and More. We invited local customers, children and their parents from local Catholic schools and churches, and local homeschoolers, and ended up with a pretty good turnout. This was the first time we've had an in-store event like this, and we were …

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Christmas Shipping Deadlines

Christmas is coming fast! If you're ordering gifts for Christmas, please make sure you look at our order deadlines below to ensure delivery in time for Christmas. (These deadlines only apply to in-stock items.) Last day to order in-stock items with standard shipping and receive by Christmas: Wednesday, December 10* Last day to order in-stock items with FedEx ground shipping …

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When Customer Service Goes Bad

During the past few months our company has had the misfortune of dealing with customer service from four companies that have all proven that customer service is NOT a number one concern (or even on their list) . First, we dealt with tech support from Bizrate / Shopzilla. This company provides product pricing comparison to retail shoppers and also provides …

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Our Lady of Guadalupe

In 1531, Our Lady appeared to a 57-year-old peasant widower, Juan Diego at Tepeyac, not far from Mexico City. On December 9, Juan, a recent convert to Catholicism, was on his way to an early Saturday morning Mass and session of catechism lessons when he heard beautiful music playing near the base of the barren and rocky hill of Tepeyac. …

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Pope St. Damasus I

On December 11 the Church remembers Saint Damasus, a pope who lived and was elected in the tumultuous first half of the 4th century. Early Life Pope St. Damasus was born near the city of Idanha-a-Velha, an area that is now part of modern-day Portugal. In Damasus's time it was part of the Western Roman Empire and his life coincided …

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