Jan 28 – Homily – Fr Joachim: St. Thomas Angelic Doctor

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Homily #130128b ( 07min) Play - Fr. Joachim on the life of St Thomas Aquinas, O.P., the Angelic Doctor, patron of all university students. Despite family opposition he entered the Dominicans which had only recently started. He went to Paris where he  learned under St. Albert the Great doing much to develop a theological synthesis between the philosophy of Aristotle and Christian revelation, becoming the most influential theologian of all time.
Ave Maria!
Mass: St. Thomas Aquinas - Mem - Form: OF
Readings: Monday 3rd Week of Ordinary Time
1st: heb 9:15, 24-28
Resp: psa 98:1, 2-3, 3-4, 5-6
Gsp: mar 3:22-30

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  • Alex Benedictus says:

    Great homily! I love it!

    I’m a great admire of St. Thomas Aquinas. Some time ago I have written a prayer to him. I would like to share it with you all, dear Friars. I translated it from Portuguese into English. If some part of it is written in a bad English, please let me know.

    A Prayer to St. Thomas Aquinas

    O very gracious Angelic Doctor, St. Thomas Aquinas!
    God has conceived to you a very big intelligence,
    That you used to serve Him, showing to us that we musn’t
    Have presumption of our human intelligence, but
    Recognize it as a gift of God
    and being grateful to Him because of it,
    and through it and by through the faith,
    being in communion with God.
    We call this sanctification of our intelligence.
    Please, help us to sanctify it and grant us
    Through Christ’s Passion, death and resurrection, [ask the favour that you wish]…

  • Alex Benedictus says:

    If you want to check out my original version of that pray, its link is

    Oração a São Tomás de Aquino/Prayer to St. Thomas Aquinas


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