Prayer for Scholars of St Thomas Aquinas

Was feeling pretty frazzled today preparing for something related to my PhD work and I found this prayer, loved it:

Ineffable Creator,

You who are the true source of life and wisdom and the Principle on which everything depends, be so kind as to infuse in my obscure intelligence a ray of your splendor that may take away the darkness of sin and ignorance.

Grant me keenness of understanding, ability to remember, measure and easiness of learning, discernment of what I read, rich grace with words.

Grant me strength to begin well my studies; guide me along the path of my efforts; give them a happy ending.

You who are true God and true Man, Jesus my Savior, who lives and reigns forever.


Thomas Aquinas (published in the Raccolta #764, Pius XI Studiorum Ducem, 1923).

HT to This Guy.


Don said…
Great post. I spent much of my undergraduate years reading through the Summa and the Disputed Questions on Truth. St. Thomas Aquinas' impact on my life is hard to overestimate, although at the time many of my Catholic colleagues (including some priests) had their doubts about its benefit.
hi said…

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