St. Thomas Aquinas was born in 1225 and died in 1274. During his life, he wrote many books, including the Summa Theologica, Summa Contra Gentiles and many more. He was Canonized by Pope John XXII in 1323. He is the Patron Saint of Collages, Students, and Schools. His symbols are a monstrance, Chalice, Ox, and a Star. In 1273 at the Dominican convent of Naples, in the Chapel of Saint Nicholas, Thomas was seen crying and levitating in prayer before an icon of the crucified Christ.
During this prayer, Christ is said to have told him, "You have written well of me, Thomas. What reward would you have for your labor?”
Thomas replied, "Nothing but you, Lord."