A Prayer for Comprehensive Exams

A Prayer for Students by Thomas Aquinas

Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Brace Yourself… (for a Blogging Hiatus)

Brace Yourself Comps Are Coming

In preparation for comprehensive exams and semester finals for my doctoral program at Saint Louis University, I have decided to forgo blogging for the next couple of weeks. I will continue to post my “Recommended Readings” selections on Saturdays, but will otherwise be away until things settle down a bit, at which point all of my ongoing series will return. Thanks for your understanding, and for following along as I pursue veritas.