A prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas

It is my practice to direct the graduating seniors each year to the prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas for after Holy Communion, since it contains great wisdom about the Christian life. St. Thomas prays, “May this sacrament perfect me in charity and patience, in humility and obedience, and in all the other virtues.” Notice the virtues he singles out among all others: charity, patience, humility, and obedience. It is my constant hope that these virtues will be the mark of graduates of Thomas Aquinas College especially charity and humility, understanding that patience will intensify our charity and obedience will intensify our humility.