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Aquinas and More is Moving!

Four years ago we moved our family to Fort Collins so I could take on the role of Operations Manager for the distribution center that shipped Ignatius Press and Magnificat books. I brought Aquinas and More along with me. Since then, the owner, Neil McCaffrey, decided to retire and Ignatius and Magnificat agreed to move their operations to Illinois to …

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The Origins of the Mizpah Medal

The meaning of the Mizpah Medal

The origin of the Mizpah Medal A long time ago there was a man named Jacob. He traveled far from home and found employment working for his uncle Laban. Laban had a daughter named Rachel with whom Jacob fell in love. Jacob promised to work for Laban for seven years in exchange for permission to marry Rachel. Betrayal! Laban, being …

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May, The Month of Mary

Celebrate the Month of Mary

Traditionally, May has been celebrated as the month of “new life.” This has been true even for the ancient Greeks and Romans who each had goddesses that represented the blooming of new life. It is easy to see this because the earth seems to be coming back to life when winter is over and the flowers and trees begin to sprout their beautiful, lively colors again. Mary is also a bearer of new life. She literally brought the Life to the world in bearing her Son, Jesus, whom destroyed our death or “winter” of sin. God, working through Mary, gave us new life.

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  • How to Choose A First Communion Bible

    How to Choose A First Communion Bible

    To start off, what is a First Communion Bible? First Communion Bibles come in a variety of formats from a standard full-text Bible to picture Bibles. What sets them apart is a special records section for the First Communicant. This section typically contains a place to record the name, date and location of the First Communion. Several of these Bibles also contain a special section with general Catholic information including the Mysteries of the Rosary, the Seven Sacraments, basic prayers (Our Father, Glory Be, Hail Mary, etc.) and the Ten Commandments. Which First Communion Bible is Right for My Child? First you need to decide if you want to get your child a full Bible or a picture Bible. The picture Bibles have highlights from the Bible and are chock-full of pictures. What you won't get is the entire book of Leviticus or Numbers. Picture Bibles come in a couple of different styles: The Catholic Bible in Pictures EVERY significant story in the Bible (both Testaments), told in sequences of three to ten captioned pictures An astonishing 1,085 pen-and-ink illustrations in all-not cartoon-like outline drawings, but intelligent, and bursting with historical details Captions are concise-typically two or three sentences-and summarize the action of each picture in clear language, using direct Biblical quotations wherever possible The pictures are reverent yet dramatic, and flow into one another so that the movement of the story is clearly seen Teens no less than children can enjoy-and learn from-this book, which serves as an excellent primer (or refresher course) in Bible history In telling about Jesus, detailed attention is paid not only to his miracles and Passion but to His teachings, including key parables and the Sermon on the Mount 11 talented artists prepared the illustrations, which were then verified by Bible experts for historical accuracy …

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