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Saint of the Day – 4 October – St Francis of Assisi O.F.M. Religious, Deacon, Confessor Stigmatist and religious Founder, Apostle of the Holy Eucharist, the Blessed Virgin and of Charity, Preacher, Missionary, Mystic, Miracle-Worker, Co-patron of Italy, founder of the Seraphic Order – the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land, as well as being the Founder of the Nativity Crib and Manger as we know....

“Remember that when you leave this earth, you can take with you nothing that have received—only what you have given.” — Saint Francis of Assisi (painting by Giotto in the Basilica of St. Francis crypt in Assisi, Italy)

Memmi,Lippo, Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aqinas, Church of Sta. Caterina, Pisa, c.1323.

Memmi,Lippo, Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aqinas, Church of Sta. Caterina, Pisa, c.1323.

Hispano-Flemish School, THE GLORIFICATON OF THE SACRAMENT, Auction 1008 Paintings 15th - 19th Century, Lot 26

Hispano-Flemish School, THE GLORIFICATON OF THE SACRAMENT, Auction 1008 Paintings 15th - 19th Century, Lot 26

St. Thomas Aquinas was one of the most significant political thinkers in history. His work serves as a bridge between the classical Aristotelian and Christian traditions.

Thomas Aquinas is one if the most important writers in history and has relevant contribution in both theology and politics.

Francisco de Zurbaran, Apotheosis of St. Thomas Aquinas, 1631.

Francisco de Zurbarán The Apotheosis of Saint Thomas Aquinas, 1631 Museum of Fine Arts, Seville, Spain

Visión de Santo Tomás de Aquino (Berruguete, Convento Santo Tomás, Avila)

Visión de Santo Tomás de Aquino (Berruguete, Convento Santo Tomás, Avila)

Agony in the Garden by Fra Angelico

Fra Angelico, real name Fra Giovanni da Fiesole, (Italian, ~ Agony in the Garden

Visión de Santo Tomás de Aquino (Guglielmo Caccia, c1608, Bosco Marengo)

Visión de Santo Tomás de Aquino (Guglielmo Caccia, c1608, Bosco Marengo)

TINTORETTO The Resurrection of Christ 1565 Oil on canvas, 350 x 230 cm (without added lower section) San Cassiano, Venice

Jacopo Tintoretto 'The Resurrection of Christ' 1565 Oil on canvas, 350 x 230 cm (without added lower section) San Cassiano, Venice.

One night, in the chapel of the Dominican priory in Naples where St.  Thomas was then  living, the sacristan concealed himself to watch the  saint at prayer. He saw him lifted  into the air, and heard Christ speaking  to him from the crucifix on the chapel wall:   "Thomas, you have written well of me. What reward will you have?"   "Lord, nothing but yourself."   (The Blue Army, SOUL Magazine)

Thomas altered how we think theologically. The catalyst for natural theology, Thomas Aquinas is known as the Church's greatest theologian and philosopher.

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