Thursday, January 28, 2010
Happy feast of St Thomas Aquinas!
St Thomas Aquinas was one of the Church's greatest theologians and thinkers, but the main thing about him is that he was a saint. Holiness was the most important aspect of his life.
He was a very humble man. In his life in the Dominican community, he never sought special privileges because of his high status teaching position at the University of Paris and other places. He lived the life of an ordinary monk, and put all his talents into the service of God.
Here is a quote from him about becoming holy:
"Not to go along the way of God is to go back."
St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!