Archive for February, 2011

For an inspiring new semester (A Students’ prayer - St. Thomas Aquinas)

Tuesday, February 8th, 2011

Only the first four years of my life that I did not have to go to school…

(I believe you also share - to some extent quite the same route)

A  forever student.

Recently, I learned  that St. Thomas Aquinas is one among other saints

claimed to be the patron of students and teachers.

So. every now and then, I follow St. Thomas Aquinas  reciting this prayer:

Creator of all things,

true source of light and wisdom,

origin of all being,

graciously let a ray of your light penetrate

the darkness of my understanding.

Take from me the double darkness

in which I have been born,

an obscurity of sin and ignorance.

Give me a keen understanding,

a retentive memory, and

the ability to grasp things

correctly and fundamentally.

Grant me the talent

of being exact in my explanations

and the ability to express myself

with thoroughness and charm.

Point out the beginning,

direct the progress,

and help in the completion.

I ask this through Christ our Lord.


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