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Thomas Aquinas , O.P. ( pron.: / ə ˈ k w aɪ n ə s / ə- KWY -nəs ; 1225 – 7 March 1274), also Thomas of Aquin or Aquino , was an Italian Dominican priest , and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism , within which he is also known as the "Dumb Ox", "Angelic Doctor", " Doctor Communis ", and " Doctor Universalis ". [ 1 ] "Aquinas" is the demonym of Aquino : Thomas came from one of the noblest families of the Kingdom of Naples; his parents held the titles "Count of Aquino" and "Countess of Teano." [ 2 ] He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology , and the father of Thomism . His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived in development or refutation of his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law , metaphysics, and political theory.
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Augustine of Hippo ( pron.: / ɔː ˈ ɡ ʌ s t ɨ n / [ 1 ] [ 2 ] or / ˈ ɔː ɡ ə s t ɪ n / ; [ 2 ] Latin : Aurelius Augustinus Hipponensis ; [ 3 ] 13 November 354 – 28 August 430), also known as St Augustine , St Austin , [ 4 ] or St Augoustinos , was a Father of the Church whose writings are considered very influential in the development of Western Christianity and philosophy . He was bishop of Hippo Regius (present-day Annaba , Algeria) of the Roman province of Africa .
Teresa of Ávila , also called Saint Teresa of Jesus , baptized as Teresa Sánchez de Cepeda y Ahumada , (March 28, 1515 – October 4, 1582) was a prominent Spanish mystic , Roman Catholic saint , Carmelite nun , writer of the Counter Reformation , and theologian of contemplative life through mental prayer . She was a reformer of the Carmelite Order and is considered to be a founder of the Discalced Carmelites along with John of the Cross . In 1622, forty years after her death, she was canonized by Pope Gregory XV and was in 1970 named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI . Her books, which include her autobiography ( The Life of Teresa of Jesus ) and her seminal work El Castillo Interior (The Interior Castle) are an integral part of Spanish Renaissance literature as well as Christian mysticism and Christian meditation practices as she entails in her other important work, Camino de Perfección (The Way of Perfection).
Vatican City, 27 May 2012 (VIS) - After celebrating Mass this morning in the Vatican Basilica for the Solemnity of Pentecost, the Holy Father appeared at the window of his study to pray the Regina Coeli with pilgrims gathered in St.