Summa This, Summa That: All About Aquinas With Matt Fradd

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, the guys are joined by Matt Fradd discuss to discuss The Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas Aquinas.

Episode 132:
In this episode, we will discuss:
• Why was Aquinas called “The Dumb Ox”?
• Why Aquinas was almost a Benedictine?
• Why Aquinas was imprisoned by his family?
• Why Aquinas brothers hire him a prostitute?
• Why didn’t Aquinas finish the Summa?
• And much more!

Show Notes:

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3 comments on Summa This, Summa That: All About Aquinas With Matt Fradd

  1. Andrea says:

    Fr. Rich, Matt, Ryan and Ryan,
    Thank you. I enjoyed learning more about the brilliant doctor of the church Thomas Aquinas. I had heard he conversed with his Guardian Angel but never realized that as a mystic he was discovered in conversation with Jesus. I am not sure if there was an apparition of Christ involved or not in this visitation?

    I had heard the story of the prostitute being sent to him and his extreme reaction to her seduction. I believe that was a story told to me in a religion class back in my high school days. Thankfully I never had to protect my chastity with a sword. A simple no worked. That particular class was when I also learned he was placed under house arrest by his aristocratic family. All because he wanted to be a Dominican and not a Benedictine.

    I definitely will check out the free ebook download at Pints With Aquinas. No, I discovered the Catholic Talk Show and heard about Matt Fradd through you guys. I also heard about Keith Nester through you guys as well as many others. My head spins with all the intellectual reading I could subject myself to from recommended books and authors. My next selection of the spiritual or the theological will be The Language of God written by a converted and eminent scientist. Then on to Pope Peter.

    I just finished reading Spiritual Passages, RD, and it reads like a textbook. I got a lot from it only because I persevered. The book also had bad footnote and reference structure. There were no references on the same pages as the footnotes. There was a section in the back of the book and before the index for all of them. There are three states or stages to be in during our journey to Jesus — purgative, illuminative and unitive. I am still in the purgative stage.

    I wish I would be as faithful at exercising my body like I am my brain! Good discussion and podcast guys. Thank you again.

    Take care,

  2. Cory Shannon says:

    One of my favorite songs/prayers attributed to Saint Thomas Aquinas is Adoro the Devote. Such a wonderful dedication it makes me wish my parish would use it during the Mass.

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