Musings From a Catholic Bookstore If it's Catholic we'll talk about it and probably sell it. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:14:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 If it's Catholic we'll talk about it and probably sell it. Aquinas and More, Ian Rutherford clean Aquinas and More, Ian Rutherford (Aquinas and More, Ian Rutherford) 2014 Aquinas and More Catholic Goods If it's Catholic we'll talk about it and probably sell it. catholic, catholic books,catholic book reviews Musings From a Catholic Bookstore Weekly Exclusive First Communion Rosary From Aquinas and More Tue, 15 Apr 2014 17:11:34 +0000

Blessed Imelda Lambertini was born in Bologna in 1322. She desired to become a nun from an early age and was sent to a Dominican convent for school.

While there she had visions of Mary, St. Agnes. She miraculously received her First Communion at age eleven on the Feast of the Ascension after which she died in ecstasy.

Pope Pius X named her the patroness of First Communicants.

Blessed ImeldaTo commemorate this patroness of First Communicants we have created a unique First Communion rosary with an image of Blessed Imelda on the center with her name and dates of her birth and death on the back.

Blessed Imelda Rosary

You can also order our unique Blessed Imelda holy cards as a special remembrance.


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First Communion banner kits have arrived! Fri, 04 Apr 2014 17:48:16 +0000

Why should you get one of our kits?Avoid the Hassle - Each kit includes all of the kit parts and instructions to assemble the kit.No cutting or patterns involved!Family Owned - The family company that produces these kits is located in the United States and the whole family is involved in cutting and packing the kits.

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Variety - With a dozen styles that can be assembled in multiple ways, your child is sure to have a unique display for your parish.

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Economical - When you add up the time and gas involved in making or finding patterns, buying materials and cutting out all the pieces, buying one of our kits is going to save you both time and money and leave you with a high-quality banner.Browse our selection and save yourself some hassle today.
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Promising New Catholic Social Network Fri, 28 Mar 2014 12:44:55 +0000

Last week while browsing Pinterest I was invited to pin on several group boards by a site I hadn't heard of before called I browsed their Pinterest boards - THOUSANDS of pins on all kinds of great Catholic stuff. That got me curious about the site so I browsed on over and found a WordPress site that was claiming to be a "Your portal to the Catholic community".


I went ahead and signed up for the site and found that it is a pretty active community of Catholics sharing their faith through groups such as Carmelites, devotions, pro-life, book club, gardening - really, a huge variety of over 400 groups.

The site also has over twenty sub-sites on topics including Pinterest, Catholics in various countries and the Catholic Feast which is more about saints and feast days.

I spoke with the founder of the site, Norm over Skype about the project. It turns out that this was originally a South African project done in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus and the bishops' conference but has spread all over the world.

If you are looking for a place to socialize with other Catholics and don't like the ads and privacy issues associated with Facebook, take a spin around

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What I'm Listening To: The Catholics Next Door Fri, 21 Mar 2014 14:00:31 +0000

The Catholics Next DoorI've known Greg and Jennifer from the Catholic New Media Conference and their work with the Rosary Army for years. Not that we're best friends. I mean, they're famous and get to speak at conferences and I get to sell their books. I even interviewed them when their first book came out.

Apart from speaking, writing books and raising six kids, they also have a podcast called The Catholics Next Door. I am sure that they have been broadcasting on the Internet for almost the longest of any Catholic programming and they even had a show on Sirius Radio for a while. If you haven't listened to podcasts before or haven't heard of their show, go check it out. They talk about the Faith, share what's going on in their family, and sometimes you'll get a walk-on performance from Lilly or one of their other kids.

Last week Jennifer talked about her Great Adventure Bible study class. She was so excited about learning the deeper meaning behind Jesus' entry into Jerusalem, the Last Supper, the Mass and some other sections of the Bible that I wished I was in the class.

All of us can use a positive, entertaining Faith refresher. Go check out their show. You'll thank me.

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You Can't Buy This Kind of Kudos Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:56:38 +0000

From a religious community that bought this St. Joseph Statue from us.

Dear Aquinas & More,

Peace of our Lord Jesus be with you!

My name is ----, and I am a novice with the Brothers of the Beloved Disciple in the Archdiocese of San Antonio in Texas.  My community and I were very impressed with a few things: 1) the professional and efficient manner with which you processed our order, 2) the more than reasonable prices of your items, and 3) the values with which your Catholic company operates.  We pray that the Lord continue to bless all your endeavors through the Most Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Most Chaste Heart of St. Joseph.  Keep up the great work!!!

          You and all your intentions shall be included in our Community Mass of the Solemnity of St. Joseph, this coming Wednesday, March 19th.

          May your company be empowered and blessed by the Holy Spirit  as you continue to evangelize by providing the world with material goods that encourage us to focus on the heavenly homeland.  St. Thomas Aquinas ... pray for us!

In Jesus, Mary, and Joseph,



Thank you so much for letting us know!

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