Mansfield Fox

Law student. Yankees fan. Massive fraggle. Just living the American dream.

Friday, January 28, 2005

Doctor Angelicus, Ora Pro Nobis!

Today is the feast of the great saint, scholar and Dominican, Thomas Aquinas.

I rather like this severe portrait of the Dumb Ox. It makes him look like a professor, and he was that long before he was a saint.

I'll leave it to others to discuss how titanic a figure the Angelic Doctor is in the history of Christianity. I just want to point out that he was also a poet and composer of real gifts. If you turn up your speakers, you can listen to one of his pieces, O Salutaris Hostia, a hymn to the Eucharist.