Magnificat Magazine: A Product Review for Aquinas and More Catholic Goods
When I saw this on the list of products to review, I had to jump at the opportunity! The timing was so right being that we were ending and then beginning a Liturgical year and also with the changes to the Mass prayers. Thanks to my November, 2011 copy of the Magnificat Magazine, I was prepared for the new year and changes. Each day you experience the readings of the day, Saints of Today and Yesterday (love that these are actually about Blesseds that aren't so popular), morning and night time Prayers from the Liturgy of the Hours, and daily Meditations written by the Fathers of the Church. This small yet powerful magazine was one I would carry with me all through the month, I just couldn't get enough of it.
My three most favorite features, beside the amazing ones already listed above, were the type of paper they use, the section featuring Sacred Art, and the special prayers for that month. I love that the the cover is glossy and that the inside pages are thin. It reminded me of my beautifully treasured Missals from the Latin Mass/Extraordinary Form. The second is the valuable insight into Sacred Art. The one featured in November was the Crucifixion of Saint Andrew by Caravaggio (c. 1606) which is displayed at the Cleveland Museum of Art in Ohio. Since we were preparing for the feast of this great Saint and start the Christmas Novena on that day, it was a beautiful way to fully comprehend St. Andrew's love for the Lord! The only sad thing when November 30th rolled around was that it was the last day of my magazine. If asked what I want for Christmas this year, I must say that this would definitely be at the top of my very short list!