Thomas Aquinas, a 13th century Dominican, is perhaps the most influential Christian thinker of all time. He was called "Dumb Ox" by his teachers as a boy, but Thomas' mind simply operated on a different level! Today, Thomas stands alongside the giants of philosophy, including Plato and Aristotle. Still, in his final hours, Aquinas said that, compared to the wonders of God, his writings were as valuable as straw.
Feast Day: January 28
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