Thursday, January 28, 2021
St. Thomas Aquinas is a 13th century saint and a Doctor of the Church. St. Thomas was influenced by the philosopher Aristotle and was known to for his logical and reasoned approach to theology.
His best known work is Summa Theologica (Summary of Theology), which ironically, he was never able to finish. His “Five Ways” which are included in the book are his logical proofs for the existence of God.
St. Thomas Aquinas is the patron saint of academics, book sellers, pencil makers, and philosophers. His feast day is January 28.
The mass readings for the Memorial of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Priest and Doctor of the Church are
- First reading: Hebrews 10:19-25 – “We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works.”
- Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 24 – “Lord, this is the people that longs to see your face.”
- Gospel: Mark 4:21-25 – “there is nothing hidden except to be made visible”