Monday, March 7, 2011
One of my resolves this year is to celebrate more. To make more special moments in the day to day business of our lives. The church is such a wonderful guide in this. Today is the feast day of St. Thomas of Aquinas who is the patron saint of academics, and.. surprise.. my husband's confirmation saint.
We do not have any big plans, and we are certainly not going to use the day as another excuse to buy gifts. (Though it is tempting, so tempting to buy him a book). Catholic Cuisine however gave me the idea of doing something with the symbol of St. Thomas Aquines which is the star. It reminds me of the motto of the University of Utrecht (my own alma mater) though that one concerns the sun:
‘Sol Iustitiae Illustra Nos': Sun of Righteousness, enlighten us. So today, let us send up prayers for all academics and academic students: that they may be enlightened! That righteousness may guide them.
As to 'Our House' we will of course follow the Lord. And in this case, let us have St. Thomas' beloved star to guide us.