Today, we celebrate the Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas. To his intercession and works, I owe a great deal. It is through his works that my mind found a framework through which I can view the world. Through his intercession, I continue to pursue the face of our Lord in Scripture. I hope one day through prayer and study I can be described like his order’s founder, Father Dominic:
…as it were, received into his blood and marrow the riches of Sacred Scripture, and especially of Paul.” (Pope Benedict XV, Fausto Appetente Die, 1921.)
So, how do we celebrate the feast of the Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas? I thought we could listen to a homily by Fr. Kurt Pritzl, O.P., dean of the School of Philosophy at the Catholic University of America. His homily is a great tribute to the sanctity of St. Thomas and the intellectual knowledge that flowed from it.
For more on St. Thomas, check out Catholic Online.
Additionally, you can find a number of his works at the Christian Classics Ethereal Library.
St. Thomas, ora pro nobis!