David Alexander notes the Feast of St Thomas Aquinas with some personal recollections.
Dad was in the seminary for high school and the first half of college. Not that there was a lot of theology taught at that level. “We learned an awful lot of Latin,” is the most he’ll say. But the experience did whet his appetite to learn more of the meaning of life, and so while finishing college at Xavier University (the one in Cincinnati, not New Orleans), he studied the philosophy and theology of Thomism. In those days, a graduate of a Catholic university required an academic minor in philosophy, so it was gonna happen.