St. Thomas Aquinas: And The Preaching Beggars

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Ignatius Press, 2005 - Religion - 159 pages
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Dominican Fr. Brendan Larnen and children's author Milton Lomask present the latest in the Vision Books series of saints' lives for youth. The story of St. Thomas Aquinas is one full of moving and dramatic scenes: the flaming destruction of Monte Cassino Abbey, the reception into the Dominican order of the quiet, determined young Thomas, the breath-taking escape from the donjon tower, and the striking instances of the saint's eloquence and brilliance.In this 26th volume of the acclaimed Vision Books series of saints lives, children from ages 9 to 15 will enjoy the exciting story of the man who wrote the masterful Summa Theologica, the advisor to popes who refused ecclesiastical honor, the simple friar who shook the medieval world with his intellect.
 

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Contents

The Jousting Lesson
7
The Lady Theodora
14
The Wonder of the World
29
A Whispered Warning
40
Brother Bell Ringer
54
A Family Talk
62
Gods Other Lantern
78
Kidnapped
95
The Prisoner in the Tower
111
The Greatest of Centuries
132
The Last Lesson
148
Authors Note
159
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Milton Lomask was an instructor of writing at New York University's Writing Center, and taught also at Danbury State Teachers' College. His artices have appeared in such magazines as The Catholic Digest, The Sign, America, and The Rotarian.

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