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Thomas Aquinas Philosophertheologiandoctor of the Church Angelicus Doctorpatron of Catholic universitiescollegesand schools.
Life The great outlines and all the important events of his life are knownbut biographers differ as to some details and dates. Death prevented Henry Denifle from executing his project of writing a critical life of the saint.
Thomae Aquinatis, notis historicis et criticis illustrati"; and the first fascicle Toulouse, has appeared, giving the life of St.
Thomas by Peter Calo now published for the first time. From Tolomeo of Lucca. The end of is usually assigned as the time of his birth.
All agree that he died in Calo relates that a holy hermit foretold his career, saying to Theodora before his birth: At the age of five, according to the custom of the times, he was sent to receive his first training from the Benedictine monks of Monte Cassino.
Diligent in study, he was thus early noted as being meditative and devoted to prayerand his preceptor was surprised at hearing the child ask frequently: The chronicler says that he soon surpassed Martini at grammar, and he was then given over to Peter of Ireland, who trained him in logic and the natural sciences.
The customs of the times divided the liberal arts into two courses: Thomas could repeat the lessons with more depth and lucidity than his masters displayed.
The youth's heart had remained pure amidst the corruption with which he was surrounded, and he resolved to embrace the religious life.
Some time between and August,he received the habit of the Order of St. Dominicbeing attracted and directed by John of St. Julian, a noted preacher of the convent of Naples.
The city wondered that such a noble young man should don the garb of poor friar. His mother, with mingled feelings of joy and sorrow, hastened to Naples to see her son.
The Dominicansfearing she would take him away, sent him to Romehis ultimate destination being Paris or Cologne.
At the instance of Theodora, Thomas's brothers, who were soldiers under the Emperor Frederickcaptured the novice near the town of Aquapendente and confined him in the fortress of San Giovanni at Rocca Secca.
Here he was detained nearly two years, his parentsbrothers, and sisters endeavouring by various means to destroy his vocation. The brothers even laid snares for his virtuebut the pure-minded novice drove the temptress from his room with a brand which he snatched from the fire.
Towards the end of his life, St. Thomas confided to his faithful friend and companion, Reginald of Pipernothe secret of a remarkable favour received at this time. When the temptress had been driven from his chamber, he knelt and most earnestly implored God to grant him integrity of mind and body.
He fell into a gentle sleep, and, as he slept, two angels appeared to assure him that his prayer had been heard. They then girded him about with a white girdle, saying: The time spent in captivity was not lost.
His mother relented somewhat, after the first burst of anger and grief; the Dominicans were allowed to provide him with new habits, and through the kind offices of his sister he procured some books — the Holy ScripturesAristotle's Metaphysics, and the "Sentences" of Peter Lombard.
After eighteen months or two years spent in prisoneither because his mother saw that the hermit's prophecy would eventually be fulfilled or because his brothers feared the threats of Innocent IV and Frederick IIhe was set at liberty, being lowered in a basket into the arms of the Dominicanswho were delighted to find that during his captivity "he had made as much progress as if he had been in a studium generale" Calo, op.
Thomas immediately pronounced his vowsand his superiors sent him to Rome. Innocent IV examined closely into his motives in joining the Friars Preachersdismissed him with a blessingand forbade any further interference with his vocation. John the Teutonic, fourth master general of the ordertook the young student to Paris and, according to the majority of the saint's biographers, to Colognewhere he arrived in orand was placed under Albertus Magnusthe most renowned professor of the order.
In the schools Thomas's humility and taciturnity were misinterpreted as signs of dullness, but when Albert had heard his brilliant defence of a difficult thesis, he exclaimed: In both returned to Cologne. Albert had been appointed regent of the new studium generale, erected that year by the general chapter of the orderand Thomas was to teach under him as Bachelor.
During his stay in Cologneprobably inhe was raised to the priesthood by Conrad of Hochstadenarchbishop of that city. His sermons were forceful, redolent of pietyfull of solid instruction, abounding in apt citations from the Scriptures.
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