St. Thomas Aquinas Patron Saint Medal
This handsome, heavy medal measures 1" as shown. An endless (over the head) stainless steel curb chain is standard with the 1" medal. A smaller size, 3/4" medal (preferred by most ladies) is also available with a finer, 18" stainless curb chain. The same medal is available in both sizes in a heavy 14 karat gold filled with or without a goldtone chain, or in solid 14 karat gold, without chain. If the chains provided do not suit, order the medal without chain and check out our Neck Chains for other options, styles, and sizes.
The manufacturer guarantees these medals and, should a defect ever develop, they will replace them upon receipt of the damaged item. Contact this website for full details and instructions.
Flip-top gift box is included.
St. Thomas Aquinas (1226-1274), still acclaimed as the most brilliant philosopher and theologian of the Catholic Church, was born into a wealthy Italian family and studied, during his early years at Monte Casino (the monastery established by St. Benedict). When he announced his desire to enter the newly formed Dominican Order, he encountered great opposition from his family, especially his mother. He was kidnapped, held prisoner, and tempted by a prostitute, but remained pure, chasing her away with a hot poker. When he escaped his imprisonment, the family gave up and did not pursue him. He was a student of St. Albert the Great, and taught in many schools, including the University of Paris. His most famous work is the Summa Theologica ... which is still in print, in complete and condensed versions. Interestingly enough, his fellow students, thinking him a little slow because he spoke so seldom, nicknamed him the Dumb Ox. St. Albert predicted that this Dumb Ox would one day bellow and be heard around the world.