I usually like to allow new posts on Thomistica room to breathe. So, I try not to post on the same day as another new post. But I hope my colleague Tom Osborne will not mind if I too put up a post today. I don't think we can let the day pass without wishing our readers a happy feast of St. Thomas Aquinas.
Today, January 28, is the feast of St. Thomas Aquinas in the Roman Rite according to the calendar of Paul VI. This is the collect from the Mass for the feast:
Deus, qui beátum Thomam sanctitátis zelo ac sacræ doctrínæ stúdio conspícuum effecísti, da nobis, qu æsumus, et quæ dócuit intelléctu conspícere, et quæ gessit imitatióne complére.
Of course, as usual, we will also wish you a happy feast day again on March 7, St. Thomas's feast day according to the calendar of the Vetus Ordo Missae.