The Angelic Doctor


Today is the feast day of one of the greatest saints of the Church, and one of the greatest intellects to ever walk this globe: Saint Thomas AquinasHere is an essay on Saint Thomas written by G.K. Chesterton before he wrote his biography of the Dumb Ox.  Amazing what a great mind, and a greater faith, can accomplish in one brief life.

8 Responses to The Angelic Doctor

  1. Gerard E. says:

    Hi, Non-Catholic Christian brothers. So you think you got the shizzle. Meet Tom. Aquinas. Fairly smart gentleman. Care to debate him? Or, the Polish gentleman in the modern garb. Karol, his Baptismal name. And the oldest of the three, Augie. Really partied hardy back in the day, but cleaned himself up. The boys do love a spirited debate…. Uh, sorry you have to leave so soon…….

  2. Phillip says:

    I know this is off topic but maybe someone can post/comment on this:

  3. Matt McDonald says:


    shot across the bow…good catch.

  4. Phillip says:

    Let’s chalk it up to the intercession of St. Thomas, one of my personal favorites. Let’s see what a little faith and reason can do.

  5. Donald R. McClarey says:

    Phillip, unless one of my colleagues beats me to the punch, this will probably be the subject of a post by me on Friday.

  6. Phillip says:

    Looking forward to it.

  7. John Henry says:

    Chesterton’s biography of St. Thomas is brilliant. It’s probably my favorite book of Chesterton’s; it’s not often that a journalist writing in his spare time writes a biography that scholars in the field highly recommend.

  8. Donald R. McClarey says:

    His companion bio of Saint Francis is equally good in my opinion. Chesterton had quite a talent for biography as his bio of Dickens also demonstrates.

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