Tomorrow, January 28th, marks the feast of one of the greatest Doctors of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas. It is also the date on which The Summa Theologica, written by St. Thomas, was originally published.
Before 1969, and in the Extraordinary Form of the Mass, his feast was (and is) observed on March 7th, the anniversary of his death.
In honor of his feast, we will be whipping up some star shaped cookies since “the star, St. Thomas Aquinas’ symbol, signifies the divine guidance given him in his work.” I just posted this along with a few other ideas for celebrating his feast over at Catholic Cuisine.
I also just copied the Cartoon Page about St. Thomas Aquinas from A Year With God for my children to color tomorrow, and then add to their liturgical notebooks, while I read them a brief story about St. Thomas Aquinas from the beautiful picture book More Saints: Lives & Illuminations.
I am really tempted to pull The Quiet Light: A Novel About Thomas Aquinas off my book shelf and sneak in a little reading for myself… I absolutely LOVE all of Louis de Wohl’s books! In fact, I am going to sign off for the night, and do just that!
Before I go, I’ll end with a quote and a prayer to St. Thomas that I jotted down last year on his feast:
~ St. Thomas Aquinas