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Biography of St. Thomas Aquinas


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Aquinas (a-kwi'-nas), St. Thomas d', popularly called the "Angelic Doctor," was a descendant from the counts of Aquino, in Calabria. He was born in 1227, and in 1323 Pope John XXII enrolled his name in the calendar of saints. His writings, which are very highly esteemed among Catholics, gave rise to a sect called Thomists. Died, 1274.