St Thomas Aquinas Research Paper

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I have chosen Saint Thomas Aquinas as my confirmation saint. in this paper, I will discuss St. Thomas Aquinas's life and the things he accomplished to become a saint. he was an Italian Dominican friar, a Catholic priest, and Doctor of the Church, he was an immensely influential philosopher, theologian, and jurist in the tradition of scholasticism. He was educated at the University of Paris, as well as the University of Naples. I will also discuss things about my confirmation this year.

Saint Thomas was born around 1225 in Roccasecca, Italy, near Aquino, Terra di Lavoro, in the Kingdom of Sicily. He had eight siblings and was the youngest. His mother was Theodora, she was a Countess of Teano Though Thomas's family members were descendants of Emperors Frederick I and Henry VI, they were considered to be of lower nobility. Before Thomas was born, a foreteller told his mother that her son would enter the Order of Friars Preachers. he would become a great learner and achieve unequaled sanctity. He was trained amongst benedict monks at the age of 5. St. Thomas Aquinas remained at the monastery until he was 13 years old, when the political climate forced him to return to Naples. St. Thomas Aquinas died at the monastery of Fossanova on March 7, 1274.
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Nicolas in 1273, St. Thomas Aquinas had a mystical vision that made writing seem unimportant to him. At mass, he reportedly heard a voice coming from a crucifix that said, "Thou hast written well of me, Thomas; what reward wilt thou have?" to which St. Thomas Aquinas replied, "None other than thyself, Lord." In Wisdom 8:19, St. Thomas Aquinas is described as "a witty child" who "had received a good soul."When St. Thomas Aquinas's confessor, Father Reginald of Piperno, wanted him to keep writing, he replied, "I can do no more. Such secrets have been revealed to me that all I have written now appears to be of little value." St. Thomas Aquinas never wrote another paper