“... and the Lord went before them to show the way by day in a pillar of a cloud.” Faith, similar to clouds, is opaque with its mysteries, dissolves when it gives way to vision, and moistens by arousing devotion.
– Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Letter of Saint Paul to the Ephesians
I have only recently discovered that the Aquinas Institute for the Study of Sacred Doctrine has put all of St. Thomas’s New Testament commentaries online. After selecting the commentary you want to read, you can study the text and translation in parallel columns. The mouth of the mind waters at the very thought of it.
Ultimately, the Institute aims to put all of the Angelic Doctor’s works into print, and the printed volumes are even better. As I type this post, I’m examining the Institute’s edition of the Commentary on the Letter of Saint Paul to the Romans, translated by F.R. Larcher. St. Paul’s words are given in Latin, Greek, and English; St. Thomas’s line-by-line exposition, in Latin and English. Beautiful.
Tomorrow: Goo Goos