The saints provide us examples of how something can be done. The Church presents to us these holy men and women in part to show us that whatever circumstances and state in life to which we might be called, there are saints who have been able to become saints by living out a similar existence.
Early Life and an Academic Career
The Order of St. Augustine Calls
The Emperor is Determined to make Thomas a Bishop
Not Your Average Bishop
The Emperor, the Bishop, and a Loan
During his life, Thomas received 6,000 crowns in return, and, after his death, the remaining 4,000 crowns were returned to the diocese and distributed to the poor according to Thomas' wishes.
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Feast Day: September 8 (Memorial) and October 10 (Memorial - Augustinians)