Three Prayers of Saint Thomas Aquinas Before Study

Inexpressible Creator, who from the treasures of thy wisdom hast appointed three hierarchies of angels, and set them in wondrous order over the highest heavens, arranging all the elements of the world in admirable harmony, thou who art called the true fount of light and wisdom, the First Principle, deign to shed upon the darkness of my understanding a ray of thy own light, dispelling the twofold darkness of sin and ignorance in which I was born.

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