JMC : Saint Thomas Aquinas / by Raïssa Maritain

XI Portrait of Saint Thomas

HERE is the Angel of the Schools. He is very dark, very tall, and tremendously stout.

His face is gentle. His eyes are clear and calm, his forehead high.

His mouth is fine and flexible. The corners of his lips go up a little, like the outspread wings of a dove.

He is very delicate and sensitive, but he is afraid of nothing. Because he has trust in God.

In the greatest dangers he remained calm, making the sign of the Cross, and saying: "God came in the flesh. God died for us."

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