Tying it All Together
How does all of this relate to The Catholic University of America? There are many ways to explore St. Thomas’ significance to this community of students and scholars. The first is that St. Thomas is one of the patron saints of the University; in addition his works have contributed to the bedrock on which Catholic education and scholasticism stand. Through his most significant work, the Summa Theologiae, and his many commentaries of philosophical works and books of the Bible, St. Thomas left the world with a rich hoard of knowledge on which we still draw today.
The rich intellectual tradition of the Catholic Church is at the center of everything that we do at The Catholic University of America. This small exhibit is a sampling of the thousands of rare volumes that we hold, and that are available for researchers and students to access. We hope that you will be inspired by the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas, the mission of The Catholic University of America, and the items featured in this exhibit to take a deeper look at what makes our Faith so unique and beautiful.
We encourage you to visit our website and explore the many exciting collections and items we have. You will find that we have so much more than works on St. Thomas Aquinas--from collections on Catholic Labor history, to Pre-Vatican II Pamphlets, Irish History, the American Catholic experience, and beyond.