St. Thomas Aquinas was an Italian Dominican friar and Catholic priest who was an immensely influential philosopher and theologian. He wrote and preached often and is one of the greatest and influential theologians of all time.
St. Thomas Aquinas is honored with the title Doctor of the Church and is the Patron Saint of Catholic schools, Colleges and Students.
St. Thomas Aquinas,
I thank God for the gifts
of light and knowledge he bestowed on you,
which you used to build up the Church in love.
Not only were you a great teacher,
you lived a life of virtue
and you made holiness the desire of your heart.
Pray for me that I might grow in holiness and charity.
Pray also for Catholic schools,
and for all students.