Saint Thomas Aquinas was born in the year 1225 and died in the year 1274. His beatification date is unknown, but he was canonized by Pope Leo XXII on July 18, 1323. Saint Thomas Aquinas is the Patron Saint of Academies, Book Sellers, Catholic Schools, and Theologians. Some special symbols of Saint Thomas Aquinas include the Chalice, Monstrance, Ox, and the Sun. A famous story about Saint Thomas was when he was learning at the University. Thomas was very quiet, so some of the students called him a “dumb ox”. In response, Thomas’ friend, Magnus prophetically said, "You call him the dumb ox, but in his teaching, he will one day produce such a bellowing that it will be heard throughout the world."