Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Sale Extended - Come for Thanksgiving Weekend

Due to circumstances beyond the power of our prayers, we celebrated our one year anniversary of Loome Sacred Gifts during a particularly hazardous snow storm.  Therefore, we have extended the sale associated with our anniversary through Thanksgiving weekend.  Follow the link above for details.

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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Walking in a Loomish Wonderland

Early this morning there was a bit of snow on the ground. Then around 7:30 or so, it came down with a sort of zeal, and it's still coming! Nonetheless, we are proceeding with our big sale and shindig. 20% off all books; $10 off a purchase of $40 in Loome Sacred Gifts. Complimentary coffee (Mystic Monk Cowboy Blend!), hot cider and cake. There's some music, friendly people, a great bookish atmosphere... The St. Charles schola (chant choir) will be singing at 1pm! Be sure to park on the side of the street opposite the bookstore, or else the authorities may ticket you! 
A view of 4th St looking southward. Drat and confusticate this snow!
Poor Mr. Pumpkin on the front step. His end is nigh.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Loome Party This Saturday! Discounts, Food, and Conversation.

THIS SATURDAY November 13th
Loome Sacred Gifts
Anniversary Party
Celebrate our 1 year anniversary with sweets, music, and discounts

 Discounts on Gifts - Sale for Books!
Come enjoy good books, beautiful gifts, sacred art, anniversary cake, chant, hot coffee, and good conversation during our Anniversary Party for Loome Sacred Gifts.

Loome Sacred Gifts' Anniversary Party

Join Us!
Saturday Nov. 13th
320 4th St. N.
Stillwater, MN

 New  for the 2010 Advent/Christmas Gift Season:
Advent Candles
  • Advent Candles
  • 2011 Calendars
  • New hand painted ornamentsMary Ornament

  • Saint comic books
  • Children's t-shirts
  • Children's games
  • Hazelnut MeltawaysHazlenut Meltaways Candy
  • Chant Cds
  • Many unique stocking stuffers for St. Nicholas DayAnd More

Loome Booksellers Come and Dress Warmly
We are happy to celebrate with discounts both for Loome Sacred Gifts and for the books in Loome Theological Booksellers.  Browse the ever new selection of sacred gifts and second hand theological books acquired from all over North America.  You will never browse the same stock at our store.

See the coupons below for details.

Save $10 on your purchase of $40 or more from Loome Sacred Gifts

This discount applicable for one purchase only per individual/family on the day of our party.  The $40 applies to LSG inventory only and NOT books.

Offer Good One Day Only: Saturday November 13th

20% off all books in Loome Theological Booksellers 

This discount may not be combined with any other bookstore discounts and does not apply to online purchases.

Offer good only on Saturday November 13th for all walk-in sales

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Spiritual Warriors for Life (and they need a library)

Allow me to point out a great community of Franciscans here in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: the Franciscan Brothers of Peace. They are the first canonically established brotherhood in the archdiocese, and they are an outstanding group of men devoted to a common life of prayer, repentance and service, particularly to those who are most vulnerable, such as pre-born children, the severly disabled, survivors of torture, the poor and the homeless. They do a sorely-needed task and one, I am sure, that is very dear to Our Lord.

Loome's has been endeavoring to supply the brothers with a suitable library which will benefit them and their work. For behind any noble apostolate is a life of prayer and study. And in support of prayer and study there are books: liturgical books, prayerbooks, scriptural studies, books on moral theology, dogmatic theology, spiritual theology, even books on bioethics, etc, etc... books on all kinds of important things! And brothers actually read!

But brothers are not typically wealthy, except perhaps in spiritual treasure. And booksellers are not tyically wealthy, except in odd bits of trivia gleaned from thousands of books. Seeing this divide between our books and the brothers who need them, we set up what has been called the Catholic Library Renewal Network. Its mission is to connect donors with Catholic institutions who need professionally constituted libraries. It's presently a part of Loome's, but we would like to see it become its own entity, possibly a non-profit. For Loome's part, we donate the labor and as much in books as we can. Donations go directly to the brothers and are tax-deductible. Go HERE to see the brothers' page on the Network's website. There you can make a donation if so inclined. Also, please feel free to contact us with further thoughts on this endeavor. And there are other projects brewing...

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