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Angelic Doctor, Saint Thomas,

prince of theologians and

model of philosophers,

bright ornament of the Christian world,

light of the Church and

patron of all Catholic Schools,

who didst learn wisdom without guile and

dost communicate it without envy,

pray for us to the Son of God who is Wisdom itself,

that, by the coming of the Spirit of Wisdom upon us,

we may clearly understand that which thou didst teach,

and, by imitating thee,

may bring to completion that which thou didst do;

that we may be made partakers both of thy doctrine and thy holiness,

whereby thou didst shine on earth even a the sun;

and finally that we may enjoy with thee in heaven for evermore the most delectable fruits of the same,

praising together with thee divine Wisdom through endless ages.


[Latin] Doctor angelice sancte Thoma, theologorum princeps et philosophorum norma, praeclarum christiani orbis decus et Ecclesiae lumen, scholarum omnium catholicarum caelestis Patrone, qui sapientiam sine fictione didicisti et sine invidia communicas, ipsam Sapientiam Filium Dei deprecare pro nobis, ut veniente in nos Spiritu sapientiae, ea quae docuisti intellectu conspiciamus, et quae egisti imitatione compleamus; doctrinae et virtutis, quibus in terris solis instar semper eluxisti, participes efficiamur; ac tandem earum suavissimis fructibus perenniter tecum delectemur in caelis, divinam Sapientiam collaudantes per infinita saecula saeculorum. Amen.

[From: The Raccolta: A Manual Of Indulgences Prayers and Devotions Enriched with Indulgences, Authorized by the Holy See; Benziger Brothers, Inc., 1957]