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Advent Symbols and Celebrations – Part II

Advent Symbols and Traditions Part II

Advent is a time of waiting, conversion and of hope, a preparation for the coming of the Messiah. The word Advent comes from the Latin advenio, meaning "to come to"; it refers to the coming of Christ. As with Part I, here are three more expressions of piety to prepare the way of the Lord.

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What you should know about Advent

The History of Advent

What is Advent? The word ‘Advent' is from the Latin ‘Adventus,' which means ‘coming.' Advent is the beginning of a new liturgical year (in the Western churches), and encompasses the span of time from the fourth Sunday before Christmas, until the Nativity of Our Lord is celebrated. The first Sunday of Advent is the Sunday nearest the feast of St. …

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Catholic Black Friday Specials

Catholic Black Friday Specials

This Thanksgiving weekend we have a bunch of great Catholic Black Friday specials for you! All specials are good from 11/23/2017 through 11/26/2017. Specials apply to new orders only and some only apply to in-stock items. See below for details.   Save 15% on our most popular Christmas card – Kissing the Face of God.           …

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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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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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