Too often, our modern minds consider St. Thomas Aquinas to be something of a rigid and sterile academic. Nothing could be further from the truth. His piercing intellectual receptivity, his child-like purity, and his poetic intuition are just a few reasons the Church lifts him up as Her Common and Angelic Doctor.
Known to levitate ecstatically before the Blessed Sacrament, Aquinas writes as a man deeply in love. As such, he serves as a model for our contemplative lives.
This course will survey a small sample of Aquinas’ work on contemplation and the mystical union and present a humble program for that work’s practical application in the life of any Catholic seeking to deepen mystical union with the One who is loving us into being.