Feast Day: 28 January
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St Thomas Aquinas is considered one of Catholicism’s greatest theologians and philosophers. He devoted himself to a life of traveling, writing, teaching, public speaking and preaching.
Nowadays it seems religion and science are often at odds with each other. But a theme for Aquinas was the notion that theology (faith) and philosophy (reason) were not opposing ideologies because they both ultimately came from God. He believed faith and reason were not only compatible but could work in collaboration. St Thomas Aquinas’s works go on to discuss faith and reason’s roles in both perceiving and proving the existence of God.
If you are interested in finding out more, you can read about St Thomas Aquinas here https://www.biography.com/religious-figure/saint-thomas-aquinas