Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Story of "The Dumb Ox"
"The Dumb Ox" was a perfect nickname for young Thomas Aquinas -- although it was none too kind. Thomas was big, slow to speak, a quiet and solemn youth. No one knew about Thomas' amazing memory, or that he knew most of the Bible by heart. This book describes the many remarkable events in Thomas' life. For instance, his family fought against his vocation. They kidnapped him and put him in a tower, but his sisters helped him and angels brought him something from heaven.
The author, Mary Fabyan Windeatt, lived from 1910-1979 and grew up in Saskatchewan, Canada. She is most renowned for her many novels of the saints, which she wrote specifically for children, including lives on the Children of Fatima, Cure of Ars, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Rose of Lima and many others.
62 pp., soft cover