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The Complete Crucifix Buying Guide

Crucifix Buying Guide

Why Do You Have a Crucifix in Your House? Suppose you were invited to a party and found that your hosts had a prominently displayed figure of a man hanging from a gallows in their home? If your immediate response weren’t to excuse yourself quickly and change your address, and your phone number, you’d probably at least be curious about …

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An interactive guide to the San Damiano Cross

San Damiano Cross

The San Damiano crucifix (or Cross) is an ancient Byzantine-style crucifix, now kept in the Basilica of St. Clare in Assisi, Italy. The San Damiano crucifix is called an icon cross, because it contains pictures and symbols of people who have a part in the meaning of the crucifix.

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Looking East: Clean Monday and Clean Fridges

Looking East - It's Clean Fridge Day

Eastern Lent is as rewarding as it is rigorous and Holy Mother Church in her great wisdom allows us to slowly move into Lent, gently easing us into the Great Fast. It is a gradual process and helps the faithful gather strength.

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Happy Birthday, Louis de Wohl!

Louis de Wohl

January 24th of this year would have been the 103rd birthday of Catholic novelist, Louis de Wohl. Since he’s not here to celebrate, we’re going to do it for him. Why make a big deal about 103? Well…everybody else already does centenaries. Maybe we’ll start a new trend!

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Gift Ideas for Deacons

Gift Ideas for Deacons

Are you looking for a special birthday or Christmas gift for a deacon in your family or an ordination or anniversary gift for the deacon at your parish? If you are looking for a special gift for a deacon in your life, something that will serve as a reminder to his fulfillment of God’s work, Aquinas and More has a variety of products to suit your needs. From pendants and paperweights to the finest vestments, we carry a wonderful selection of religious products that make ideal gifts for deacons.

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How to practice the Works of Mercy during the Year of Mercy

How to Practice the Works of Mercy

It’s been just over a month since Pope Francis kicked off the Jubilee Year of Mercy, “Dear brothers and sisters, I have often thought of how the Church may render more clear her mission to be a witness to mercy… I have decided to announce an Extraordinary Jubilee which has at its center the mercy of God. It will be a Holy Year of Mercy.”

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Life for the Church comes from Africa

Life for the Church comes from Africa

With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday coming up and Black History Month just around the corner, we feel it’s important to acknowledge the significant roles black men and women have played in the life of the Catholic Church.

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Catholics are all wet. You know…baptized.

Baptism is a gift Jesus received and shares. Today we celebrate The Baptism of Our Lord, one of those events known in theological circles as, “a very big deal.” It’s a big deal on a number of levels, but one of the most important things it does for those of us out there in the pews on Sunday is remind us why we baptize. To paraphrase an old song, we do it because the Bible tells us so. That’s right. The fact that we baptize is proof positive that Catholics are Bible Christians…the original Bible Christians.

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Christmas Clearance Sale

Christmas Sale

Since it doesn't do us any good to be holding Christmas cards, books and other seasonal items in our inventory until NEXT year, we are offering them to you at a discount so you can set your mind at ease about getting ready for next Christmas. Why not spend next Advent preparing for Christmas instead of looking for gift wrap and cards?

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