St. Thomas was born in 1226 in Belcastro, Italy to a wealthy noble family. At the age of five he was given to the care of Benedictine of Monte Cassino. As he showed his genius, and holiness at the young age of ten he was sent to the University or Naples to study. At the University of Naples he grew in holiness, and humility despite the fact after one lesson from a teacher he would be more knowledgeable them his professor. Since his family was against St. Thomas becoming a Dominican they tried to oppose him. They ( his two older brothers) decided to look St. Thomas in a castle and sent a woman into his room as to seduce him and break his holy endeavor. St. Thomas sent the woman running away chasing her with a firebrand out of his room he was locked in. St. Thomas would finally escape when his sisters lowered him down in a basket as an act of kindness. After his escape from the castle he decided to study under St. Albert the Great, a very smart,and wise Dominican father in Cologne, Germany. Since St. Thomas was very humble and quiet during class refusing to participate in the class debates other students that he was a simple-minded fellow. Those assumptions along with St. Thomas' size lead to him being nicknamed The Dumb Ox. Then St. Albert the Great who knew of St. Thomas' intellect said to them “you call him the Dumb Ox; I tell you this Dumb Ox shall bellow so loud that his bellowings will fill the world.” These words proved prophetic.”
. St. Thomas would later become a very large and important church father. He was Dominican friar during the thirteenth century. Before that he attended university of Paris and studied theology. He Would later hold a chair in their theology department. He would through a system basically approach all the real questions of Christianity. He would then get to create his large encyclopedia like work the Summa Theologiæ. The Summa is like his explanation of Christianity and everything that goes along with it like Christ's divinity and humanity, and more. Many of St. Thomas's works were dedicated towards the rectified problem philosophically when the rediscovery of the great philosopher Aristotle came about. Though some feared Aristotle would not be good for the Christian church; St. Thomas connected Aristotle's ideas to the Christian Faith. Then in 1273 towards the end of his life he saw a vision before offering mass. St. Thomas Aquinas' books and treaties will remain unsurpassed in offering a comprehensive look through Christian theology.
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