He was imprisoned by his family after he became a mendicant Dominican Friar. But this just strengthened his resolve.
So he studied ferociously while at the same time using a burning log to drive off a female temptress who was distracting him.
He became a mine of theological information and his own ‘Summa Theologica’ was never finished — because it was a divine mystery. Not to be confused with a murder mystery. Who are you to know who did it?
In tribute to his great learning, Thomas Aquinas is now Patron Saint of Schools, Colleges, Universities — and the Students thereof. Also Booksellers.
St. Thomas Aquinas Facts and Figures
Name: Thomas Aquinas
Pronunciation: Coming soon
Birth and Death Dates: 1226-1274
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Article last updated on April 07, 2019 by the Godchecker data dwarves.
Editors: Peter J. Allen, Chas Saunders
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