A person who is a good and true Christian should realize that truth belongs to his Lord, wherever it is found, gathering and acknowledging it even in pagan literature, but rejecting superstitious vanities and deploring and avoiding those who 'though they knew God did not glorify him as God or give thanks but became enfeebled in their own thoughts and plunged their senseless minds into darkness. Claiming to be wise they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for the image of corruptible mortals and animals and reptiles' [Romans 1:21-3] - On Christian Teaching
That's what St. Augustine says about truth and knowledge.
This is something St. Thomas Aquinas knew deeply. St. Thomas Aquinas spent a lifetime seeking truth and knowledge, and that indeed is the call of learning.
And it is for this reason that St. Thomas Aquinas is the patron saint of academics, universities and students. We call on St. Thomas Aquinas to pray for those seeking knowledge, that through that learning, they be drawn ever closer to God.
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