Extract from SAINT THOMAS AQUINAS Doctor of the Church (1225-1274): “The great Saint Thomas was born of noble parents at Aquino near Naples in Italy, in 1225; his century was replete with great names and Christian works, yet he dominates it by the power of his thought and the perfection of his works. In his childhood he was the provider for the poor of the neighborhood during a famine; his father, meeting him in a corridor with the food he had succeeded in taking from the kitchen, asked him what he had under his cloak; he opened it and fresh roses fell on the ground. The nobleman embraced his son and amid his tears, gave him permission to follow thereafter all inspirations of his charity. . . .While Saint Thomas was in confinement at Rocca Secca, his brothers endeavored to entrap him into sin, but the attempt only ended in the triumph of his purity. Snatching from the hearth a burning coal, the Saint drove from his chamber the courtesan whom they had concealed there. Then marking a cross upon the wall, he knelt down to pray. Immediately, while he was rapt in ecstasy, an Angel girded him with a cord, in token of the gift of perpetual chastity which God had given him. The pain caused by the girdle was so sharp that Saint Thomas uttered a piercing cry, which brought his guards into the room. But he never related this grace to anyone save Father Raynald, his confessor, a short time before his death. Thus originated the Confraternity of the Angelic Warfare, for the preservation of the virtue of chastity.” See PICTURE of St. Thomas Aquinas. See also: Thomas Aquinas (Multilingual), Saint Thomas Aquinas (EN), St. Thomas Aquinas (EN), Works by St. Thomas Aquinas | Christian Classics Ethereal Library (EN), Santo Tomás de Aquino (SP), San Tommaso d’Aquino (IT), Grand Portail Philosophie Thomas d’Aquin (FR), Tomasz z Akwinu, prezbiter i doktor Kościoła (PO). VIDEOS: Saint Thomas Aquinas Jan 28, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas (part 1 of 4), Santo Tomás de Aquino, patrón universitario, San Tommaso d’Aquino. PRAYERS to and by St. Thomas Aquinas.
We, at the CTF/SOS DRS have prayed for the intercession of St. Thomas Aquinas on behalf of those affected by the following catastrophes:
Tornadoes in Texas (April 3, 2012) (America) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: April 9 – April 22, 2012.
Lighting Strike in South Africa (November 26, 2010) (Africa) See World Mission Rosary Intentions: December 6 – December 19, 2010.
That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom,
make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.
Instructions for Praying World Mission Rosary: