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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.

Win St. Thomas Aquinas’ Meditations for Lent

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Looking for a perfect guide to your Lenten meditations? Aquinas and More has the solution! Meditations For Lent is a daily companion to prayers and meditations from Saint Thomas Aquinas. Follow along with Saint Thomas through all forty days of this penitential season, as he discusses key passages of Scripture and comments on the lessons to be learned. Each day …

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St. Thomas Aquinas, dumb ox, brilliant theologian

Celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas

Today is the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas! This famous saint was a theologian and Doctor of the Church, and is the patron of universities and students. He was an Italian by birth and a major writer in the fields of philosophy and ethics. Saint Thomas is widely considered to be the foremost theologian and scholar in the history of the Church. To celebrate his feast day, Aquinas and More is featuring several works on sale! Included are works both by and about Saint Thomas Aquinas. In the spirit of this feast day, here are five things you might not know about Saint Thomas Aquinas and his theology!

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Why Was Jesus Baptized?

Baptism of Jesus by Pietro Perugino

Today, we celebrate the baptism of Jesus Christ by John the Baptist. This feast is well-known, and in many ways is taken for granted in the liturgical calendar. We all know the story: John the Baptist was at the Jordan, baptizing those who came to him. Christ, knowing this, went to him to be baptized in turn; the Holy Spirit …

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Coffee! Now THAT’S the way to start my morning

Mystic Monk Coffee

Do you wish you could avoid the crazy price of coffee at your local coffee shop? Do you wish you could find delicious coffee that you could brew at home? Wouldn't it be great if you could buy coffee and support Catholics at the same time?

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The Oplatki Christmas Wafer Tradition

Oplatki Christmas Wafers

A Beautiful and Inspiring Christmas Tradition from Eastern Europe Oplatki Christmas WafersAmong Catholic families in Poland, Lithuania, Slovakia and the Czech Republic, the start of the traditional Wigilia (Christmas Eve Vigil) meal begins with the Oplatki, Oblatky, or Plotkele, a thin Communion-like rectangular wafer made of unleavened bread and stamped with different Christmas symbols. Some families call it the “bread of Love” and it is widely known in English-speaking countries simply as the Christmas wafer. Some eastern German families are also known to use a wafer called Opladen in their Christmas cooking.

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