The Astonishing Thing That Happened To Saint Thomas Aquinas On St. Nicholas Day, 1273 A.D.
“I can write no more. All that I have written seems like straw.”; Thomas Aquinas' comment to a fellow cleric following his mystical experience while celebrating mass c. December 6, 1273. The overwhelming power of that experience "obliged" him to stop writing - forevermore - even though his still unfinished "Summa Theologica" had long been the work nearest and dearest to his heart.
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