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Saint Thomas Aquinas wooden statue doll
***This St. Thomas Aquinas doll will be made after purchase. Please allow some weeks for shipment - check my processing time for this item posted in the "Shipping and Policies" tab in this listing. This item will resemble the photos essentially but will be different being that it is hand painted. If you wish to have a photo sent before it is shipped just notify me.***

This is a 3 9/16 inch tall peg doll of Thomas Aquinas. He is painted holding a quill pen, holding a red book and with the sun at his breast. The sun is one of his symbols.

Saint Thomas Aquinas was referred to as "the Dumb Ox" while he was alive because he rarely said anything as well as his large stature. Nothing could have been further from the truth. It just goes to show that silence (at least some) is indeed golden. If only I had prayed to him more often before tests!

"St. Thomas Aquinas is a priest and doctor of the Church and patron of all universities and of students. His feast day is January 28th. He was the son of the Count of Aquino and born in the family castle in Lombardy near Naples, Italy. He was educated by Benedictine monks at Monte Cassino, and at the University of Naples. He secretly joined the mendicant Dominican friars in 1244. His family kidnapped and imprisoned him for a year to keep him out of sight, and deprogram him, but they failed to sway him, and he rejoined his order in 1245.

He studied in Paris, France from 1245 to 1248 under Saint Albert the Great, then accompanied Albertus to Cologne, Germany. He was ordained in 1250, then returned to Paris to teach theology at the University of Paris. He wrote defenses of the mendicant orders, commentaries on Aristotle and Lombard’s Sentences, and some bible-related works, usually by dictating to secretaries. He won his doctorate, and taught in several Italian cities. Recalled by king and university to Paris in 1269, then recalled to Naples in 1272 where he was appointed regent of studies while working on the Summa Theologica.

On 6 December 1273 he experienced a divine revelation which so enraptured him that he abandoned the Summa, saying that it and his other writing were so much straw in the wind compared to the reality of the divine glory. He died four months later while en route to the Council of Lyons, overweight and with his health broken by overwork.

His works have been seminal to the thinking of the Church ever since. They systematized her great thoughts and teaching, and combined Greek wisdom and scholarship methods with the truth of Christianity. Pope Leo VIII commanded that his teachings be studied by all theology students. He was proclaimed a Doctor of the Church in 1567."

St Thomas Aquinas Statue - Catholic Saint Doll - Made to Order

$48.00 USD
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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: wood peg, acrylic paint, varnish
  • Made to order
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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