"THE important point for the historian of science is that Aquinas gave to a broadly shared rational conviction a concise formulation which had symbolic power…. He (Aquinas) noted that it is natural for man to be in cognitive unity with nature." ~Fr. Stanley L. Jaki: The Road of Science and the Ways to God.
The Triumph of St. Thomas Aquinas, by Andrea da Firenze. Fresco, 1366-67; Cappellone degli Spagnoli, Santa Maria Novella, Florence.