St. Thomas Aquinas

Artist: 
Julie Lonneman

Artist's Narrative:
Thomas Aquinas was a philosopher and Dominican priest who is considered by many to be the Church's greatest theologian. His best known work, the Summa Theologica, summarizes the reasoning for almost all points of the Catholic faith. In 1273, he received a mystical experience at Mass that caused him to abandon the Summa, declaring that all his writings were "just a big pile of straw." Proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1567, he is also the patron saint of Catholic universities, colleges, and schools. "Love takes up where knowledge leaves off."
—Saint Thomas Aquinas

Italy, c. 1225-1274.

His feast day is January 28.

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