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Heaven's Song – New This Week at Aquinas and More

Although we have many new items this week, we want to take this opportunity to tell you about an important new book by bestselling Catholic author and lecturer Christopher West. If you are already familiar with John Paul II's Theology of the Body, you will delight in the new material in this book. If not, this book serves as a …

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Help us out!

We at Aquinas and More are interested in learning more about our customers so that we can become a better retailer and serve our customers better. In order to do this, however, we need your help. We have created an online survey to fill out, which shouldn't take more than ten minutes to complete (and probably less, unless you have …

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Holy Days of Obligation

For those who weren't aware, this coming Friday August 15th is a Holy Day of Obligation for Catholics in the United States. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorating Mary's body being taken up to heaven, is one of six prescribed days (in addition to Sundays) that Catholics in the United States are required to attend Mass. These Holy …

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What's New This Week at Aquinas and More.

There are quite a few new items to tell you about this week at Aquinas and More. As time goes on, you will begin to see more items for Advent and Christmas appearing in our weekly update. We added quite a few new items for the Pauline Year in our Pauline Year specialty store. In case you hadn't noticed, we …

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The Blessings of "Imperfections"

A few days ago, I was browsing the headlines of a Catholic news website, and one in particular caught my eye that said Spain aborts 9 out of 10 babies with Down's syndrome. This isn't exactly a new statistic, especially in westernized countries, but to hear that almost 95% of those babies diagnosed with the chromosomal disorder trisomy 21 are …

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What I Did on the Way to the Catholic Marketing Trade Show – Part II

On Friday morning Sister Elizabeth gave us a tour of the motherhouse which is huge. They have recording studios, a radio station, a multi-floor warehouse and a very nice chapel. She also showed us the burial chapel which is in need of some serious roof work, so if you want to donate something to their motherhouse, I'm sure it would …

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What I Did on the Way to the Catholic Marketing Trade Show

This year's summer trade show is going to be held in Somerset, NJ. Since I've never been to the North East and since a bunch of our vendors are within ten miles of each other in Massachusetts, Paula and I and our youngest, Maria, left a few days early to visit vendors and see some sights. My parents, saints that …

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Ghirelli Rosaries Are New This Week at Aquinas and More!

Each Monday we do a blog posting letting you know about some special new items which we are featuring for sale. While we do have several new items this week, we want to tell you about just one product line because it is so special – Ghirelli rosaries from Italy – “a turning point in tradition.” The Ghirelli company started …

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When Cajun Came to Town

Out of the blue a few days ago we received a call from the manager of the Cajun band, L'Angelus (their dad) asking if we would be interested in having the band play at the store when they passed through in a couple of days. Not knowing what to make of the request, we went to their website and listened …

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