Thursday, February 27, 2014

Corpus Christi and Catena Aurea

LAUDA Sion Salvatorem,

lauda ducem et pastorem,

in hymnis et canticis.

Quantum potes, tantum aude:

quia maior omni laude,

nec laudare sufficis.
(From Thomas Aquinas Corpus Christi Hym)
Ambrose, David, Luke C.

While in Orvieto, Thomas was able to be remarkably productive, much of what he produced being requested by others or because of his responsibilities as conventual lector. He proves himself during this period as a master of theology, Scripture studies, Patristics, and apologetics. We have benefited greatly from this time of St. Thomas' life.

- Br. Brian -

Aquinas on the Eucharist in Opusculum 57 on the Feast of Corpus Christi:

"What could be more wonderful than this? No other sacrament has greater healing power; through it sins are purged away, virtues are increased, and the soul is enriched with an abundance of every spiritual gift."

-Br. Lorenzo -

Aquinas wrote many works during his stay in Orivetio, most at the behest of other people. One of the works that Thomas accomplished was the Catena Aurea, which means golden chain. The Catena Aurea is a compilation of the sayings of Church Fathers on scripture.

-Br. Nicholas -

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