Today's Saint (March 7): Thomas Aquinas

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Thomas Aquinas

Thomas - a Dominican monk of the 13th century (c. 1225 - 1274) - is one of the Doctors of the Church, known for his holiness and for his brilliant intellect for the theological defense of Christianity.

His most acclaimed theological work is the "Summa Theologica," in which he puts forth his thoughts on the Divine mysteries through the Aristotelian method.

Pray that we, too, "may both understand aright the doctrine that he taught, and also follow in all things the pattern of his conversation." (The day's collect, page E 35, The People's Anglican Missal).

The Day's Propers
Catholic Encyclopedia Article

Books Worth Considering
Summa Theologiae: Concise Translation
Summa Theologica (5 Volumes)
Early Dominicans : Selected Writings

Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church