St. Thomas Aquinas is best known for his extraordinary intellect, beautiful and intricate writings, and devout example of a virtuous life.
A Dominican friar, St. Thomas Aquinas preached and taught the truths of the Faith to all people. Later declared a Doctor of the Church, he is noted for the many works he wrote which are still studied by philosophers and theologians today. Born into a noble family in Italy, St. Thomas Aquinas instead chose to live a life of poverty, chastity, and obedience, as he felt God calling him to follow Jesus example.
As the patron saint of educators, students, and learning, St. Thomas Aquinas is a model for those involved in formal education, as well as those who find joy in life-long learning. His feast day is January 28