Roman St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saints & Protectors
Roman, Inc. 3.5" St. Thomas Aquinas, Patron Saints & Protectors
Verse in front of decorative box:
St. Thomas Aquinas
PATRON OF UNIVERSITIES AND STUDENTS
Doctor of Prayer card included.
the Church Life story on back.
Angel of schools at the
bidding of Peter.
Thousands today are
saluting thee thus
We too are claiming thy
care and thy councel.
Angel of schools, be
an Angel to us.
Come to our aid when thou
hearest us calling.
Light up the dark, make
the rough places plain.
Bring to our thoughts the
unknown or forgotten.
Give us the words that
we seek for in vain.
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Verse on back story of St. Thomas Aquinas:
St. Thomas Aquinas
PATRON OF UNIVERSITIES AND STUDENTS (1225-1274)
Thomas Aquinas was born to a noble family in
southern Italy. His father was the Count of
Aquino. As was his birthright, Thomas was educated
at the finest of schools. His teachers are Monte Cassino and
the University of Naples, Benedictine monks, noted that
Thomas far exceeded others with his scholarly accomplishments.
Devout in his faith, Thomas joined the Dominican friars in
1244, a decision very much opposed by his family. They
believed that the position of a monk was much too lowly for
someone of such social rank. They kidnapped Thomas and
kept them confined for two years. During this confinement,
his family try to break his faith and commitment to the
Dominican order. But they failed. Because of his Fidelity,
God gave him the gift of perfect chastity.
After becoming a monk, Thomas continued to study
at the Cologne in France where he became known as the
"dumb ox" because he was very large and very quiet person.
At the age of thirty-two, Thomas received his doctorate.
Thomas became well known for his intellectual theology,
logic and use of language. He was appointed to various
positions and given honors by Pope Urban IV and Clement IV.
his work was of such importance to the church, Pope Leo VIII
commanded his teachings be started by all theology stu-
dents. St Thomas was canonized in 1323 and he was
declared Doctor of the Church by Pope Pius v.
FEAST DAY: January 28th
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