The Word Among Us

September 2005 Issue

you have written well of me

The Story of St. Thomas Aquinas.

By: Robert G. Kennedy

It is an early winter day in Naples, over seven hundred years ago. Two men in the distinctive black and white robes of the Dominican order make their way to a small chapel. One is a large man with sharp, intelligent eyes. His clothing is frayed and poorly fitted. The other man is younger, an obviously attentive friend.

As they have done for many years, the two will celebrate Mass and then proceed through their routine of lecturing, writing, and further prayer....

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