Tuesday, January 28, 2014

January 28: St. Thomas Aquinas

"The Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas
Over the Heretics"  by Filippino Lippi


Thomas was a bright student and a quick learner. He joined the Dominicans when he was 17 years old. He studied under Saint Albert the Great, but everybody called him the “dumb ox” because he was so quiet and such a big man. He wrote many important books that taught people to love Jesus and to love each other, which is why he is a Doctor of the Church.


The symbol of Saint Thomas Aquinas is a star, which represents all the help God gave him in showing him the way he should go. Today, mix up some sugar cookie dough (or purchase pre-made dough) and make star-shaped cookies. If you like, decorate them with yellow sugar for a little extra shine. 

Saint Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!

More reading for parents:

Catholic Encyclopedia