1226–1274
Thomas of Aquino

Introduction

Born: Cir­ca 1226, Roc­ca­sec­ca, Fro­si­no­ne, It­a­ly.

Died: March 7, 1274, Fos­sa­no­va Ab­bey, It­a­ly.

Buried: Orig­in­al­ly at the Do­mi­ni­can church in Tou­louse, France. Af­ter the French Re­vo­lu­tion, Aqui­nas’ re­mains were moved to the Church of the Ja­co­bins in Tou­louse.

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Anecdote

One of our fa­vo­rite an­ec­dotes about Aqui­nas:

It is said that the the­o­lo­gian Tho­mas Aqui­nas…once called on Pope In­no­cent II when the lat­ter was count­ing out a large sum of mo­ney.

The Pope re­marked, You see, Tho­mas, the church can no long­er say, Silver and gold have I none.

Aqui­nas re­plied, True, holy fa­ther, but nei­ther can she now say, Rise and walk.

Fernando, p. 149

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