January 28th is the feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274)
Did you know Thomas was very large in stature and as a young quiet child he was perceived as simple minded? However, it was quite the contrary, his sharp astute mind quickly grasped knowledge and paved the way for his success in his studies. He wrote the most comprehensive works on Catholic faith. Declared a Doctor of the Church in 1567, he is regarded as one of the greatest Catholic theologians. Despite writing massive amounts of commentaries and volumes of doctrine he pursued a faithful, humble and holy life expressing his obedience and love as a Dominican Friar…“Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.”
My Saint My Hero commemorates Saint Thomas Aquinas on a beaded necklace medal as the patron saint of students… “Call on him when you need the strength to trust your inner wisdom. May this Thomas Aquinas medal be a reminder that true wisdom comes not only through knowledge but through trusting in your heart.” Next to the medal, embellished on the blessed tag announces “Inner Wisdom”.
Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind to know you, a heart to seek you, wisdom to find you, conduct pleasing to you, faithful perseverance in waiting for you, and a hope of finally embracing you. Amen