Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do.
Saint Thomas Aquinas
In a time when far too many people doubt that truth even exists, it is good to recall Saint Thomas Aquinas, who used the intellect God blessed him with all his life to ferret out the truth. At the end of his life, the Angelic Doctor had a mystical experience before the Eucharist and stopped writing. When asked about it, he said that what he had seen made all of his writings seem like mere straw in comparison. His writings will endure as long as Man endures, a tribute to what the human mind, enlightened by Faith, can accomplish. However, it is his sublime and victorious faith in Christ which is his real monument.