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Thomas Aquinas-  (1225–1274) was a philosopher, theologian, and monk who helped bridge the gap between medieval faith and the philosophy of reason promoted by Greek philosophy. He also explained the idea of natural law, that there are universal laws based on reason that are independent of laws passed by government.

Saint Thomas Aquinas Italian Christian theologian and philosopher

St. Gwynllyw pray for us and Newport, soldiers and pirates.  Feast day March 29.

Cadoc, a hermit of Wales. He is sometimes called Woollos or Gundleus. He and Gladys were reportedly bandits in Kind Arthur’s time, but they repented and became eremites.

Nicolas Steno | Catholic bishop and scientist and a pioneer in both anatomy and geology. Steno was trained in the classical texts on science; however, by 1659 he seriously questioned accepted knowledge of the natural world. His investigations and his subsequent conclusions on fossils and rock formation have led scholars to consider him one of the founders of modern stratigraphy and modern geology | Denmark | 1638 - 1686

Nicolas Steno | Catholic bishop and scientist and a pioneer in both anatomy and geology. Steno was trained in the classical texts on science; however, by 1659 he seriously questioned accepted knowledge of the natural world. His investigations and his subsequent conclusions on fossils and rock formation have led scholars to consider him one of the founders of modern stratigraphy and modern geology | Denmark | 1638 - 1686

Santo Domingo de Guzmán/ Saint Dominic de Guzmán//1493 - 1499 //Pedro Berruguete//From the Convent of Santo Tomás in Ávila,the headquarters of the Inquisition. As the founder of the Dominican Order,St Dominic is shown holding a book and a fleur-de-lis.With his cross,he crushes a demon dog surrounded by flames,a symbol of evil.This image -reflecting the particular interest of the Inquisitor General, Torquemada, who commissioned the work- identifies St Dominic as an inquisitor,which he never…

Santo Domingo de Guzmán/ Saint Dominic de Guzmán//1493 - 1499 //Pedro Berruguete//From the Convent of Santo Tomás in Ávila,the headquarters of the Inquisition. As the founder of the Dominican Order,St Dominic is shown holding a book and a fleur-de-lis.With his cross,he crushes a demon dog surrounded by flames,a symbol of evil.This image -reflecting the particular interest of the Inquisitor General, Torquemada, who commissioned the work- identifies St Dominic as an inquisitor,which he never…

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Orthodox icon - Archangel Michael - patron of Armed Forces (among other things). Please bless those who have served and protect those serving now - both body and soul. Have a blessed Veterans' Day

John Francis Regis, Patron Saint of Social Workers.

John Francis Regis, Patron Saint of Social Workers.

Ibn Rushd (Averroes) (1126—1198), Muslim philosopher

Umro Ayyar Samri Ke Chungal Main By Naseer-ud-Din Haider ~ Pdf Books

St. Jane Frances de Chantal, founded the Visitation order for women who were rejected by other orders because of poor health or age.

Saint Jane Frances de Chantal pray for us and against in-law problems and for parents separated from their children.

Rational Catholic: St. Albert the Great: Patron of Scientists and Defender of Faith and Reason

St. Albert the Great: Patron of Scientists and Defender of Faith and Reason

Albert the Great, pray for researchers and scientists, that they seek truth and respect human dignity.

11/8: Blessed John Duns Scotus (1266-1308) Doctor Subtilis - "The whole of Scotus's theology is dominated by the notion of love. The characteristic note of this love is its absolute freedom. As love becomes more perfect and intense, freedom becomes more noble and integral both in God and in man." (Fr. Charles Balic, OFM)

The word "dunce" comes from John Duns Scotus the Scottish Franciscan scholar who, with Thomas Aquinas and William of Ockham, was one of the leading Scholastic philosopher-theologians of the High Middle Ages.

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