(1225 – 7 March 1274),
is a Doctor of the Church.
He was an Italian Dominican friar Roman Catholic priest,
who was an immensely influential
philosopher, theologian and jurist in the tradition.
He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology
and the father of Thomism.
His influence on Western thought is considerable,
and much of modern philosophy developed or opposed his ideas,
particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law,
metaphysics, and political theory.
many currents in the Church of the time, Thomas embraced several
ideas put forward by Aristotle—whom he called "the Philosopher"—and
attempted to synthesize Aristotelian philosophy with the principles
of Christianity. The works for which he is best known are the Summa
Theologica and the Summa contra Gentiles. His commentaries on Sacred
Scripture and on Aristotle form an important part of his body of
work. Furthermore, Thomas is distinguished for his eucharistic
hymns, which form a part of the Church's liturgy. -WikiPedia
That the saints may enjoy their beatitude
and the grace of God more abundantly
they are permitted to see
the punishment of the damned in hell.
Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep,
and a glass of wine.
Beware of the person of one book.
There is nothing on this earth
more to be prized
than true friendship.
Love takes up where knowledge leaves off.