~Quoted by Jacques Maritain in St. Thomas Aquinas, Chap. 1─'The Saint.
"He was the flower and the glory of the world."
For younger readers, see Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Angel of the Schools, by Raïssa Maritain at Sophia Institute Press, or, read online at the Jacques Maritain Center.
Virgin and Child with Sts Dominic and Thomas Aquinas,
by Fra Angelico.
Detached fresco transferred to canvas, c. 1445;
The Hermitage, St. Petersburg, Russia.