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" "You must speak to Jesus, not only with your lips, but also with your heart; actually, on certain occasions, you should speak with only your heart." — St. Padre Pio

Monday, January 28, 2013

What Can You Tell Me About St. Thomas Aquinas?

I had intended to write a brief post about the humility of this great Dominican, saint and theologian but misplaced my notes. Instead, I will share a quote, a video and a prior post.
From In Conversation With God by Father Francis Fernandez:

"It is said of St. Thomas Aquinas that he was a man of few words. One day his sister asked him what was needed in order to be a saint. Without pause, he answered: To want it!"

From Doctor Peter Kreeft: a video "12 Stories About St. Thomas Aquinas"

Last year's post, "Remembering St. Thomas Aquinas".


  1. I read a bio of him and although this quote was to in it, it sounds just like what I did find there!

  2. Thanks for commenting Kathleen. What a gifted and humble man was St. Thomas!

    Barb at http://www.sufferingwithjoy.com/2013/02/04/recommended-lenten-spiritual-reading/) recommended "My Way of Life" to her readers for Lenten reading. It takes St. Thomas' work and makes it accessible to all of us regular folk.

    By the way, congrats on your Lenten book:"Bring Lent to Life".