All of us here at Aquinas and More hope that you had a wonderful, safe July 4th holiday with your family and friends. We certainly are blessed to be living in this country and we have so many reasons to be thankful!
As always, we've been working diligently to bring you new Catholic resources and so, without further ado, here are some great new items we are featuring this week –
We just added some beautiful Florentine Art, typically known as Florentine plaques, made in Italy. These “plaques” come in a variety of sizes and prices, so don't be scared off by the price of the one we're featuring – the St. Michael the Archangel Florentine Plaque:
This past week we added a new music supplier – they feature the work of the Santo Domingo de Silos monks – the same monks who had the blockbuster bestseller Chant CD come out a few years ago. Here is an example, the monk's Ave Maria CD:
Although it still seems a bit early in the year for this, we received notification of the publication of 2009 Ordos from their publisher. The books will be shipping in early October, but its a good thing to pre-order your copy now. As they say, “he who hesitates is lost” and we did have quite a few customers order too late last year and they weren't able to get a copy of the Ordo for their diocese. We also know “tempus volat” so get your copy while you are thinking about it. Each year the publisher, Paulist Press, sells out of Ordos quite early. That seems to be their plan – and, yes, the books are pink this year.
The Vatican Library Collection features a huge assortment of beautiful reproduction items, including jewelry, rosary boxes, bookmarks, key rings, and so very much more. This week we are featuring their key rings and key fobs. Here is the St. Christopher one:
Finally, more Catholic audio books are becoming available all the time and we applaud this effort on the part of the publishers! Audio books make a great gift for someone who has a long commute or for someone who may have vision problems. The grandmother of one of our staff members was an avid reader all her life – near the end of her life she was no longer able to read due to the loss of keen vision, so audio books were very important to her in her last few years. This week, Chesterton's Orthodoxy was released as an audio book. If you've never listened to an audio book before, this would be a good one to start off with. You can't beat Chesterton!
Thanks for reading. We hope you have a great week. Check back with us next Monday and we'll go over more new products with you then. God bless.