After three years with the exact same look we decided it was time to freshen up Musings from a Catholic Bookstore. We got a new template, colors and logo.
Since the logo is a little complex I thought an explanation would be in order. The ox in the middle is the original logo for our store. Thomas Aquinas was known as the “dumb ox” because he was a very portly monk and very quiet. People thought he was big and stupid.
The shield with the papal seal was added when we first updated our logo as a symbol of our defense of the Faith and to go with our “Good Faith. Guaranteed.” promise. The blue and white stand for Mary.
The saints holding up the shield vary depending on which site of ours you are on. Our main Aquinas and More Catholic Goods site features St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Thomas More, our namesakes. Our Catholic Store Finder site features St. Brendan the Navigator and St. Christopher, patrons of travelers. Our blog, Musings from a Catholic Bookstore features St. Raphael, patron of happy meetings and St. Frances de Sales, patron of journalists and authors.