Spirit of Wisdom, Saint Thomas Aquinas’ family misunderstood his devotion to studying the Faith. Because of their disapproval, he had to join the Dominicans secretly. His family kidnapped him, intent on changing his mind, but his trust in You kept his hope alive. A year later, You freed him to rejoin the friars. Help me to persevere in my desire to learn, study, and understand theology and the wisdom of the Faith. Share with me the same gift You gave to Saint Thomas for grasping the teachings of the Bible and Sacred Tradition. Make sure that nothing and no one holds me back. Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for me. Amen.
Quotes for Today
Thomas Aquinas (1225-1274)
Doctor of the Church
To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
“To bear with patience wrongs done to oneself is a mark of perfection, but to bear with patience wrongs done to someone else is a mark of imperfection and even of actual sin.”
“The greatest kindness one can render to any man consists in leading him from error to truth.”
Saint Joseph Freinademetz (1852-1908)
Feast day January 28
Love is the only language everyone understands.”
Saint Isaac the Syrian (7th century)
Feast Day January 28
Our frail nature would not be strong enough if God’s justice were to rise up to take vengeance. Therefore, He employs mercy, since at all times we are held by debt.”
The prayer above is from Terry Modica’s book Daily Prayers with the Saints.
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