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St. Thomas Aquinas, the “Dumb Ox”

Question: Who is the patron saint of students and Catholic schools, was nicknamed “The Dumb Ox”, and has a feast day this week?

Answer: This guy!

That’s right – Thomas Aquinas – one of the coolest, smartest, and most influential saints of the Church. If your students don’t yet know about him, it’s time they do!

Aquinas’ feast day is January 28th and I have a resource that’ll inspire your students and help them get to know this one-of-a-kind “Dumb Ox”!

Utilizing the power of stories, your students will be presented with 12 anecdotes about St. Thomas Aquinas (as told by Catholic philosopher, Peter Kreeft). These stories provide incredible insights into the life and character of St. Thomas and serve as outstanding springboards for powerful class discussion. My students have always LOVED learning about Aquinas in this way and I’m sure your students will as well!

New this year: I created a Google Slides version of this assignment, meaning this’ll work whether you’re teaching in-person or from a distance. (Note: If you purchased this resource in the past, you should be able to download the new zip file from Teachers Pay Teachers for free!)

Want more details? Check out the video below or CLICK HERE to learn more about this resource!

St. Thomas Aquinas, pray for us!

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