Saint Thomas Aquinas the Angelic Doctor is most known for his writing the Summa Theologica and the “Tantum Ergo and Panis Angelicus.”
Later on in his life, when St. Thomas Aquinas was in Salerno, finishing the third part of his Summa, which deals with the Passion and the Resurrection, he was kneeling before the Altar in ecstasy.
He could feel the overpowering presence of the Lord in the room. He looked up at the Crucifix.
It began to glow brightly. Jesus came alive and spoke to Thomas.
There is a very special conversation St. Thomas Aquinas had with the Lord, which we have used as a motto for our ministry.
He was told “You have written well of Me, Thomas. What would you desire as a reward?” Thomas broke into tears, as he replied, “Nothing, Lord. I’m doing it all for you.”
At this point, St. Thomas Aquinas went into ecstasy, and levitated.
His entire body floated into the air and hovered over the chapel. All the brothers in the convent came into the chapel where he was praying, and beheld him suspended in the air.
Toward the end of his life, he ceased working on the Summa Theologica, one of the most famous treatises on the existence of God ever written.
When the brother who was working with him asked why, he replied “The end of my labors has come. All that I have written appears to be as much as straw after the things that have been revealed to me.”