Of Saint Thomas’ Death and Voting

Posted March 7, 2018 8:05 am by John Paul Meenan, Editor

Of Saint Thomas’ Death and Voting

Saint Thomas Aquinas died on this day, March 7, 1274, at the Cistercian monastery of Fossanuova in Italy, between Naples and Rome (where there is now a street named after him) on his way to the Second Council of Lyons, in southwestern France. His death, like his life, was eminently holy and simple, offering his soul to God in his 49th year while commenting on the Song of Songs. This day was his feast (and still is in the usus antiquior) until the revisions after Vatican II, when January 28th was chosen (outside of Lent), the commemoration of the transfer

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