Son of the Count of Aquinas and Theodora of Naples, Thomas was born in 1225 in Roccasecca, in the south of Latium. He was entrusted at the age of 5 to the Benedictine monks of Monte Cassino. Despite strong opposition from his family, he entered the Order of St. Dominic, a recently founded mendicant order.
March 7: Feast of St. Thomas Aquinas
March 07, 2019