Angelic Doctor

The Relevance of St. Thomas Aquinas Today - Liam Farrer

The task to which I have been appointed is no easy one, to explain the relevance that St. Thomas Aquinas has for today’s Christian. The obvious temptation in such a situation is to resort to St. Thomas’ theology; however, I shall attempt to avoid this, insomuch as that is possible, given that it was not St. Thomas’ theology that made him a great saint, but, rather, his sanctity that made him a great theologian.

There are clearly many instances within the life of the Angelic Doctor that would serve to edify us, however for the purposes of this reflection, I would like to focus on a series of events which were inarguably the climax of St. Thomas’ earthly life, events which I believe are often misunderstood.

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