Feast of the 'Dumb Ox'
Catholic Company: 'The other students at the University of Paris had given this unflattering nickname to one of their fellow-pupils, because he was shy, slow to speak, and rather heavyset. And yet: he was anything but dumb.
'He was actually really smart. Few indeed have contributed so much to the mind of the Church. Few were so incredibly brilliant, insightful, and prolific in their teachings and writings. In fact, the “Dumb Ox” became one of the most important Catholic thinkers of all time. He is, of course, the one and only Thomas Aquinas, theologian and philosopher extraordinaire...'