About Aquinas and More Catholic Goods

Vision

We are in the process of building the premier distribution network for Catholic products in the United States in order to assist in the rebuilding of a Catholic culture in this country.

We will do this through the creation of a network of Internet sites, local stores, parish gift counters, a distribution facility and social gathering points throughout the country.

This network will give Catholics easy access to Catholic products as well as locations to meet with other Catholics and those interested in the Catholic Faith.

About Us

Aquinas and More Catholic Goods is centrally located in Colorado Springs, CO. We carry thousands of products ranging from books and videos to chalices and church furnishings.

The store was started by Ian Rutherford in 2002 and is owned and run by his family and friends:

Ian is the founder, owner, and website administrator
James, his brother, is the general manager
Mike is the product manager
Ethan helps with technical support, systems, distribution, personalized items and odds and ends
Aline is the customer service manager
Shelley assists with customer service
Zach is the receiver
Jimbo is the shipper
Fran, his mother, handles quality control
Mike and Mike, his brother, help out with data entry
Rebekah, his sister, keeps the store clean and organized
Paula, Ian’s wife, provides moral support and sanity checks
Lucy, Margaret, Andrew, Anne, Susan, and Peter, his children, always ask what daddy does at work and baby Maria doesn’t know what work is yet.

The store name comes from two famous Catholic saints, Thomas Aquinas and Thomas More. The ox head in our logo is a symbol of St. Thomas Aquinas who was called “The Dumb Ox” because he was a very quiet student, and rather large.

We are located at 4727 N Academy Blvd, Suite A, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Store hours are Monday through Saturday, 10-6 (MST)

To contact us by phone: 719-495-7493, 866-428-2820
To fax us: 719-495-7505

To reach our store from the interstate take the Garden of the Gods exit off of I-25 and go East to Academy Blvd. Take a left on Academy and go north for about three blocks. Our store is located in the Flintridge Plaza on the Southeast corner of Flintridge and Academy between Denny’s and the Dairy Queen.

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14 Responses to About Aquinas and More Catholic Goods

  1. Greetings,

    My Name is Kim Jones and I work for a company called BibleQuest. We specialize in bible related toys and games for children. We are a fairly new company, and are very excited about our product line. If we were interested in advertising with you or for you to carry our product on your web site, how should we go about getting this done?

    All of our toys/games are of the utmost highest quality and are bible and scripture based. If you would like to visit our web site just go to http://www.biblequest.com. I know you will find our products as exciting and outstanding as we do.

    If you would like to reach us by phone our number is 817-983-0121 and ask to speak with Andy Osborne or myself at 817-983-0130. Looking forward to hearing from you.

    God Bless,

    Kim Jones

  2. Sally Hoelke says:

    I am looking for a leatherbound Revised Standard Version, Catholic Edition bible…Scepter Pulibshers, 1966. Do you have one of these?

    Sally Hoelke smhoelke@yahoo.com

  3. Bob Morgan says:

    Ian, earlier this year you were kind enough to speak with me regarding my aspirations to open a catholic store in my area (FL). I have some additional questions and was hoping you might email me with an address where we could exchange emails. I am working the proforma budget and need some guidance on average annual cost of goods sold (percentage basis). I know different product lines have different pricing levels. I have some numbers to run by you to see if these are reasonable or if I need to be more conservative.

    Please email me so we can discuss in more detail.
    Blessings
    Bob Morgan
    Catholicgifts4u

  4. Vinh says:

    Dear Mr. Rutherford,
    Our company in VietNam specializes on manufacturing carved religious wood statues. Our statues are carved from trees roots or cultivated exotic trees such as PoMu, Jackfruit, Tembusus, Khaya, etc….Each statue is hand carved by our in-house artists and is very unique. Our company is equipped with modern equipments, and we comply 100% to the international fair trade regulations.
    We also will commission the creation of the Saint or Angel of your choice.

    We are interested in being your supplier. Should you have any interest, please do not hesitate to contact me at your earliest convenience.

    Please forward your e-mail address to me so that I can send a few pictures of our statues for your perusal.

    Regards,

    Vinh Nguyen
    Portal Enterprises LLC
    9715 Buckingham Drive
    Eden Prairie , MN, 55347
    USA

    612 701 3872 (c)
    952 829 9003 (o)

  5. Jackie says:

    Thanks for your great post i am doing a study on thios and you really helped me out here

    Thanks

    Jackie

    Jackie@mees.com

  6. WE are iinterested in supplying traditional church quality statues in plaster and concrete. We are
    locatedc in New Jersey We manufacture do custom projects fiberglass painted statues restorations
    We manufacture over 5o different saints

    Please contact us for a catlalog
    Elvira
    Shannons Statuary
    1043 Route 1
    Avenel NJ 07001
    732-726-5586

  7. Do you have , or do you know of any store or person that have items personally blessed by John Paul II for sale? thanks, Steve Peterson

  8. Mark L. Jacobson says:

    I have just gotten published my new translation of “True Devotion to Mary”, by St. Louis de Montfort. I did the translation as a means of furthering devotion to the Blessed Virgin. If you would consider carrying this book in your bookstore, I would be very grateful for the opportunity. The book is ISBN 1593304706 (it can be viewed on Amazon.com, among other places). If you would like to preview the text, I can e-mail you a PDF file, as I am the rights holder of the translation.

    God bless you for your work!

  9. I’m a music director in Chantilly, VA, and I’ve put together a CD to help average parishioners and music teachers and their students learn some of the basic chants of the Church. Based on my classroom experience as our parish school music teacher for two years, I found that it was very helpful to have a resource that provided spoken pronunciation tracks, as well as the sung chants. The booklet that goes along with the CD also lists keywords (words in English that are related to the Latin words used in the chants) and the lyrics and translations of the twenty-five chants on the CD.

    The CD is available online at store.stveronica.net. Would you also be interested in carrying it in your store?

    God bless,
    Rosemary Reninger
    Music Director
    St. Veronica Catholic Church

  10. P. Wilber says:

    I am searching for a company that offers a Catholic Book Book Fair for chlidren in Catholic Schools. Scholastic offers one for secular books, however we wish to be able to offer our students books about their faith both for their personal use and to add to our school library. We are looking for both hardcover and softcover books.
    In addition, we would like to be able to offer our parish a Book Fair for all ages to run in conjunction with the students Book Fair.

    Even our Diocese has been unable to refer us to anyone who can help us. Please if there is anyone out there that could give me a name or direction it would be greatly apppreciated.

    Thank you for your help.

    P. Wilber
    St Mary School of Charlotte, MI

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