Saint Thomas of Aquino Whoever was a religious devotee and an avid student in need of study proclaimed on different occasions the need to acquire knowledge as the supreme source of wisdom.
He saw study as a way to honor God and to honor himself as a human being.
One of the Saint Patrons of the Study: Thomas Aquinas
Aquino told his students that there was no greater source of glory than knowledge, therefore, years later, he was considered one of the patron saints of study.
Students are entrusted to this saint before starting their exams in order to gain knowledge and good grades.
Some say the prayer that we offer below.
Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas before beginning the study
Here I come, almighty and eternal God, to the sacrament of your only begotten Son, my Lord Jesus Christ, as sick to the physician of life, as stained by the fountain of mercy, as blind in the light of eternal clarity, as poor and helpless to the Lord of heaven and earth.
So I beg your infinite goodness and mercy to heal my illness, cleanse my filth, illuminate my blindness, enrich my poverty and clothe my nakedness, so that I may receive the bread of the angels, the King of the kings, to the lord of lords,
with such reverence and humility, with such contrition and devotion, with such faith and such purity, and with such purpose and intention, which is convenient for the health of my soul.
Give me, Lord, that I receive, not only the sacrament of the Most Sacred Body and Blood, but also the virtue and grace of the sacrament.
O most gracious God, grant me that I may harbor in my heart in such a way the Body of your only begotten Son, our Lord Jesus Christ,
Adorable body that she took from the Virgin Mary, which deserves to incorporate me into her mystical Body and count me as one of its members.
Make me worthy of being able to achieve the privilege of knowledge and that in such a way the knowledge and interest in education are housed in my soul, in order to honor God and his creation.
O most pious Father! Grant me that this only begotten Son of yours, whom I now wish to receive concealed and under the veil in this life, deserve to see him forever, unveiled and unveiled, in the next.
Who with you lives and reigns in unity of the Holy Spirit, God, for ever and ever. Amen.