Saturday, January 28, 2012

St. Tom's Day

On the Catholic Church's calendar, today is the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas, one of the 33 Doctors of the Church. He wrote the famous Summa Theologica that contains "The Five Ways," proofs of God's existence that have been taught in seminaries and universities for many centuries, right up to the present day.

Aquinas is one of those over-achieving saints who makes me feel as though I can never make the grade. But I once read that a saint is really just a sinner who keeps trying. I have no proof to offer, but I certainly hope that's true.