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In a broad sense, Thomism is the name given to the system which follows the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas in philosophical and theological questions. In a restricted sense the term is applied to a group of opinions held by a school called Thomistic, composed principally, but not exclusively, of members of the Order of St. Dominic, these same opinions being attacked by other philosophers or theologians, many of whom profess to be followers of St. Thomas.

  • To Thomism in the first sense are opposed, e.g., the Scotists, who deny that satisfaction is a part of the proximate matter ( materia proxima ) of the Sacrament of Penance. Anti-Thomists, in this sense of the word, reject opinions admittedly taught by St. Thomas.
  • To Thomism in the second sense are opposed, e.g. the Molinists, as well as all who defend the moral instrumental causality of the sacraments in producing grace against the system of physical instrumental causality, the latter being a doctrine of the Thomistic School.
Anti-Thomism in such cases does not necessarily imply opposition to St. Thomas: It means opposition to tenets of the Thomistic School. Cardinal Billot, for instance, would not admit that he opposed St. Thomas by rejecting the Thomistic theory on the causality of the sacraments. In the Thomistic School, also, we do not always find absolute unanimity. Baflez and Billuart do not always agree with Cajetan, though all belong to the Thomistic School. It does not come within the scope of this article to determine who have the best right to be considered the true exponents of St. Thomas.

The subject may be treated under the following headings:

I. Thomism in general, from the thirteenth century down to the nineteenth;
II. The Thomistic School;
III. Neo-Thomism and the revival of Scholasticism.IV. Eminent Thomists

I. THE DOCTRINE IN GENERAL

A. Early Opposition Overcome

Although St. Thomas (d. 1274) was highly esteemed by all classes, his opinions did not at once gain the ascendancy and influence which they acquired during the first half of the fourteenth century and which they have since maintained. Strange as it may appear, the first serious opposition came from Paris, of which he was such an ornament, and from some of his own monastic brethren. In the year 1277 Stephen Tempier, Bishop of Paris, censured certain philosophical propositions, embodying doctrines taught by St. Thomas, relating especially to the principle of individuation and to the possibility of creating several angels of the same species. In the same year Robert Kilwardby, a Dominican, Archbishop of Canterbury, in conjunction with some doctors of Oxford, condemned those same propositions and moreover attacked St. Thomas's doctrine of the unity of the substantial form in man. Kilwardby and his associates pretended to see in the condemned propositions something of Averroistic Aristoteleanism, whilst the secular doctors of Paris had not fully forgiven one who had triumphed over them in the controversy as to the rights of the mendicant friars. The storm excited by these condemnations was of short duration. Blessed Albertus Magnus, in his old age, hastened to Paris to defend his beloved disciple. The Dominican Order, assembled in general chapter at Milan in 1278 and at Paris in 1279, adopted severe measures against the members who had spoken injuriously of the venerable Brother Thomas. When William de la Mare, O.S.F., wrote a "Correptorium fratris Thom~", an English Dominican, Richard Clapwell (or Clapole), replied in a treatise "Contra corruptorium fratris Thomae". About the same time there appeared a work, which was afterwards printed at Venice (1516) under the title, "Correctorium corruptorii S. Thomae", attributed by some to Ægidius Romanus, by others to Clapwell, by others to Father John of Paris. St. Thomas was solemnly vindicated when the Council of Vienna (1311-12) defined, against Peter John Olivi, that the rational soul is the substantial form of the human body (on this definition see Zigliara, "De mente Conc. Vicnn.", Rome, 1878). The canonization of St. Thomas by John XXII, in 1323, was a death-blow to his detractors. In 1324 Stephen de Bourret, Bishop of Paris, revoked the censure pronounced by his predecessor, declaring that "that blessed confessor and excellent doctor, Thomas Aquinas, had never believed, taught, or written anything contrary to the Faith or good morals ". It is doubtful whether Tempier and his associates acted in the name of the University of Paris , which had always been loyal to St. Thomas. When this university, in 1378, wrote a letter condemning the errors of John de Montesono, it was explicitly declared that the condemnation was not aimed at St. Thomas: "We have said a thousand times, and yet, it would seem, not often enough, that we by no means include the doctrine of St. Thomas in our condemnation." An account of these attacks and defences will be found in the following works: Echard, "Script. ord. prad.", I, 279 (Paris, 1719); De Rubeis, "Diss. crit.", Diss. xxv, xxvi, I, p. cclxviii; Leonine edit. Works of St. Thomas; Denifle, "Chart. univ. Paris" (Paris, 1890-91), I, 543, 558, 566; II, 6, 280; Duplessis d'Argentré, "Collectio judiciorum de novis erroribus" (3 vols., Paris, 1733-36), 1, 175 sqq.; Du Boulay , "Hist. univ. Par.", IV, 205, 436, 618, 622, 627; Jourdain, "La phil. de S. Thomas d'Aquin" (Paris, 1858), II, i; Douais, "Essai sur l'organization des études dans l'ordre des ff. prêcheurs" (Paris and Toulouse, 1884), 87 sqq.; Mortier, "Hist. des maîtres gén. de l'ordre des ff. prêch.", II, 115142, 571; "Acta cap. gen. ord. praed.", ed. Reichert (9 vols., Rome, 1893-1904, II; Turner, "Hist. of Phil." (Boston, 1903), xxxix.

B. Progress of Thomism

The general chapter of the Dominican Order, held at Carcassonne in 1342, declared that the doctrine of St. Thomas had been received as sound and solid throughout the world (Douais, op. cit., 106). His works were consulted from the time they became known, and by the middle of the fourteenth century his "Summa Theologica" had supplanted the "Libri quatuor sententiarum", of Peter Lombard as the text-book of theology in the Dominican schools. With the growth of the order and the widening of its influence Thomism spread throughout the world; St. Thomas became the great master in the universities and in the studia of the religious orders (see Encyc. "Aeterni Patris" of Leo XIII ). The fifteenth and sixteenth centuries saw Thomism in a triumphal march which led to the crowning of St. Thomas as the Prince of Theologians, when his "Summa was laid beside the Sacred Scriptures at the Council of Trent, and St. Pius V, in 1567, proclaimed him a Doctor of the Universal Church. The publication of the "Piana" edition of his works, in 1570, and the multiplication of editions of the "Opera omnia" and of the "Summa" during the seventeenth century and part of the eighteenth show that Thomism flourished during that period. In fact it was during that period that some of the great commentators (for example, Francisco Suárez, Sylvius, and Billuart) adapted his works to the needs of the times.

C. Decline of Scholasticism and of Thomism

Gradually, however, during the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, there came a decline in the study of the works of the great Scholastics. Scholars believed that there was need of a new system of studies, and, instead of building upon and around Scholasticism, they drifted away from it. The chief causes which brought about the change were Protestantism, Humanism, the study of nature, and the French Revolution. Positive theology was considered more necessary in discussions with the Protestants than Scholastic definitions and divisions. Elegance of dietion was sought by the Humanists in the Greek and Latin classics, rather than in the works of the Scholastics, many of whom were far from being masters of style. The discoveries of Copernicus (d. 1543), Kepler (d. 1631), Galileo (d. 1642), and Newton (d. 1727) were not favourably received by the Scholastics. The experimental sciences were in honour ; the Scholastics including St. Thomas, were neglected (cf. Turner, op cit., 433). Finally, the French Revolution disorganized all ecclesiastical studies, dealing to Thomisn a blow from which it did not fully recover until the last quarter of the nineteenth century. At the time when Billuart (d. 1757) published his "Summa Sancti Thoma hodiernis academiarum moribus accomodata" Thomism still held an important place in all theological discussion. The tremendous upheaval which disturbed Europe from 1798 to 1815 affected the Church as well as the State. The University of Louvain, which had been largely Thomistic, was compelled to close its doors, and other important institutions of learning were either closed or seriously hampered in their work. The Dominican Order , which naturally had supplied the most ardent Thomists, was crushed in France, Germany, Switzerland, and Belgium. The province of Holland was almost destroyed, whilst the provinces of Austria and Italy were left to struggle for their very existence. The University of Manila (1645) continued to teach the doctrines of St. Thomas and in due time gave to the world Cardinal Zephyrinus González, O.P., who contributed in no small degree to the revival of Thomism under Leo XIII .

D. Distinctive Doctrines of Thomism in General

(1) In Philosophy

  • The angels and human souls are without matter, but every material composite being ( compositum ) has two parts, prime matter and substantial form. In a composite being which has substantial unity and is not merely an aggregate of distinct units, there can be but one substantial form. The substantial form of man is his soul ( anima rationalis ) to the exclusion of any other soul and of any other substantial form. The principle of individuation, for material composites, is matter with its dimensions: without this there can be no merely numerical multiplication: distinction in the form makes specific distinction: hence there cannot be two angels of the same species.
  • The essences of things do not depend on the free will of God, but on His intellect, and ultimately on His essence, which is immutable. The natural law, being derived from the eternal law, depends on the mind of God, ultimately on the essence of God ; hence it is intrinsically immutable. Some actions are forbidden by God because they are bad: they are not bad simply because He forbids them [see Zigliara, "Sum. phil." (3 vols., Paris, 1889), ccx, xi, II, M. 23, 24, 25].
  • The will moves the intellect quoad exercitium , i.e. in its actual operation: the intellect moves the will quoad specificationem , i.e. by presenting objects to it: nil volitum nisi praecognitum . The beginning of all our acts is the apprehension and desire of good in general ( bonum in communi ). We desire happiness ( bonum in communi ) naturally and necessarily, not by a free deliberate act. Particular goods ( bona particularia ) we choose freely; and the will is a blind faculty, always following the last practical judgment of the intellect (Zigliara, 51).
  • The senses and the intellect are passive, i.e. recipient, faculties; they do not create, but receive (i.e. perceive) their objects (St. Thomas, I, Q. lxxviii, a. 3; Q. lxxix, a. 2; Zigliara, 26, 27). If this principle is borne in mind there is no reason for Kant's "Critique of Pure Reason". On the other hand those faculties are not like wax, or the sensitive plate used by photog raphers, in the sense that they are inert and receive impressions unconsciously. The will controls the exercise of the faculties, and the process of acquiring knowledge is a vital process: the moving cause is always within the living agent.
  • The Peripatetic axiom: " Nihil est in intellectu quod non prius in sensu " (Nothing is in the intellect that was not first in the senses), is admitted; but St. Thomas modifies it by saying: first, that, once the sense objects have been perceived, the intellect ascends to the knowledge of higher things, even of God ; and, secondly, that the soul knows its own existence by itself (i.e. by its own act), although it knows its own nature only by refiection on its acts. Knowledge begins by sense perception, but the range of the intellect is far beyond that of the senses. In the soul as soon as it begins to act are found the first principles ( prima principia ) of all knowledge, not in the form of an objective illumination, but in the form of a subjective inclination to admit them on account of their evidence. As soon as they are proposed we see that they are true ; there is no more reason for doubting them than there is for denying the existence of the sun when we see it shining (see Zigliara, op. cit., pp. 32-42).
  • The direct and primary object of the intellect is the universal, which is prepared and presented to the passive intellect ( intellectus possibilis ) by the active intellect ( intellectus agens ) which illuminates the phantasmata, or mental images, received through the senses, and divests them of all individuating conditions. This is called abstracting the universal idea from the phantasmata, but the term must not be taken in a matrialistic sense. Abstraction is not a transferring of something from one place to another; the illumination causes all material and individuating conditions to disappear, then the universal alone shines out and is perceived by the vital action of the intellect (Q. lxxxiv, a. 4; Q. lxxxv, a. 1, ad lum, 3um, 4um). The process throughout is so vital, and so far elevated above material conditions and modes of action, that the nature of the acts and of the objects apprehended proves the soul to be immaterial and spiritual.
  • The soul, by its very nature, is immortal. Not only is it true that God will not annihilate the soul, but from its very nature it will always continue to exist, there being in it no principle of disintegration (Zigliara, p. 9). Hence human reason can prove the incorruptibility (i.e. immortality ) of the soul.
  • The existence of God is not known by an innate idea, it cannot be proved by arguments a priori or a simultaneo ; but it can be demonstrated by a posteriori arguments. Ontologism was never taught by St. Thomas or by Thomists (see Lepidi, "Exam. phil. theol. de ontologismo", Louvain, 1874, c. 19; Zigliara, Theses I, VIII).
  • There are no human (i.e. deliberate) acts indifferent in individuo .

(2) In Theology

  • Faith and science, i.e. knowledge by demonstration, cannot co-exist in the same subject with regard to the same object (Zigliara, O, 32, VII); and the same is true of knowledge and opinion.
  • The metaphysical essence of God consists, according to some Thomists, in the intelligere actualissimum , i.e. fulness of pure intellection, according to others in the perfection of aseitas , i.e. in dependent existence (Zigliara, Th. VIII, IX).
  • The happiness of heaven, formally and in the ultimate analysis, consists in the vision, not in the fruition, of God.
  • The Divine attributes are distinguished from the Divine nature and from each other by a virtual distinction, i.e. by a distinctio rationis cum fundamento a parte rei . The distinctio actualis formalis of Scotus is rejected.
  • In attempting to explain the mystery of the Trinity -- in as far as man can conceive it -- the relations must be considered perfectiones simpliciter simplices , i.e. excluding all imperfection. The Holy Ghost would not be distinct from the Son if He did not proceed from the Son as well as from the Father.
  • The angels, being pure spirits, are not, properly speaking, in any place; they are said to be in the place, or in the places, where they exercise their activity (Summa, I, Q. lii, a. 1). Strictly speaking, there is no such thing as an angel passing from place to place; but if an angel wishes to exercise its activity first in Japan and afterwards in America, it can do so in two instants (of angelic time ), and need not pass through the intervening space (Q. liii). St. Thomas does not discuss the question "How many angels can dance on the point of a needle?" He reminds us that we must not think of angels as if they were corporeal, and that, for an angel, it makes no difference whether the sphere of his activity be the point of a needle or a continent (Q. lii, a. 2). Many angels cannot be said to be in the same place at the same time, for this would mean that whilst one angel is producing an effect others could be producing the same effect at the same time. There can be but one angel in the same place at the same time (Q. lii, a. 3). The knowledge of the angels comes through ideas ( species ) infused by God (QQ. lv, a.2, lvii, a.2, lviii, a.7). They do not naturally know future contingents, the secrets of souls, or the mysteries of grace (Q. lvii, aa. 3, 45). The angels choose either good or evil instantly, and with full knowledge ; hence their judgment is naturally final and irrevocable (Q. lxiv, a. 2).
  • Man was created in the state of sanctifying grace. Grace was not due to his nature, but God granted it to him from the beginning (I, Q. xcv, a. 1). So great was the per fection of man in the state of original justice, and so perfect the subjection of his lower faculties to the higher, that his first sin could not have been a venia] sin (I-II, Q. lxxxix, a. 3).
  • It is more probable that the Incarnation would not have taken place had man not sinned (III, Q. i, a. 3). In Christ there were three kinds of knowledge : the scientia beata , i.e. the knowledge of things in the Divine Essence ; the scientia infusa , i.e. the knowledge of things through infused ideas ( species ), and the scientia acquisita , i.e. acquired or experimental knowledge, which was nothing more than the actual experience of things which he already knew. On this last point St. Thomas, in the "Summa" (Q. ix, a. 4), explicitly retracts an opinion which he had once held (III Sent., d. 14, Q. iii, a. 3).
  • All sacraments of the New Law, including confirmation and extreme unction, were instituted immediately by Christ. Circumcision was a sacrament of the Old Law and conferred grace which removed the stain of original sin. The children of Jews or of other unbelievers may not be baptized without the consent of their parents (III, Q. lxviii, a. 10; 11-Il, Q. x, a. 12; Denzinger -Bannwart, n. 1481). Contrition, confession, and satisfaction are the proximate matter ( materia proxima ) of the Sacrament of Penance . Thomists hold, against the Scotists, that when Transubstantiation takes place in the Mass the Body of Christ is not made present per modum adduclionis , i.e. is not brought to the altar, but they do not agree in selecting the term which should be used to express this action (cf. Billuart, "De Euchar.", Diss. i, a. 7). Cardinal Billot holds ("Dc cccl. sacr.", Rome, 1900, Th. XI, "Dc euchar.", p. 379) that the best, and the only possible, explanation is the one given by St. Thomas himself: Christ becomes present by transubstantiation, i.e. by the conversion of the substance of bread into the substance of His body (III, Q. lxxv, a. 4; Sent., d. XI, Q. i, a. 1, q. 1). After the consecration the accidents ( accidentia ) of the bread and wine are preserved by Almighty God without a subject (Q. lxxxvii, a. 1). It was on this question that the doctors of Paris sought enlightenment from St. Thomas (see Vaughan, "Life and Labours of St. Thomas", London, 1872, II, p. 544). The earlier Thomists, following St. Thomas (Suppl., Q. xxxvii, a. 2), taught that the sub-diaconate and the four minor orders were partial sacraments. Some recent Thomists -- e.g., Billot (op. cit., p. 282) and Tanquerey (De ordine, n. 16) -- defend this opinion as more probable and more in conformity with the definitions of the councils. The giving of the chalice with wine and of the paten with bread Thomists generally held to be an essential part of ordination to the priesthood. Some, however, taught that the imposition of hands was at least necessary. On the question of divorce under the Mosaic Law the disciples of St. Thomas, like the saint himself (Suppl., Q. lxvii, a. 3), wavered, some holding that a dispensation was granted, others teaching that divorce was merely tolerated in order to avoid greater evils.

THE THOMISTIC SCHOOL

The chief doctrines distinctive of this school, composed principally of Dominican writers, are the following:

A. In Philosophy
  • The unity of substantial form in composite beings, applied to man, requires that the soul be the substantial form of the man, so as to exclude even the forma corporeitatis , admitted by Henry of Ghent, Scotus, and others (cf. Zigliara, P. 13; Denzinger -Bannwart, in note to n. 1655).
  • In created beings there is a real distinction between the essentia (essence) and the existentia (existence); between the essentia and the subsistentia ; between the real relation and its foundation; between the soul and its faculties; between the several faculties. There can be no medium between a distinctio realis and a distinctio rationis , or conceptual distinction; hence the distinctio formalis a parte rei of Scotus cannot be admitted. For Thomistic doctrines on free will, God's knowledge, etc., see below.
  • B. In Theology
  • In the beatific vision God's essence takes the place not only of the species impressa , but also of the species expressa .
  • All moral virtues, the acquired as well as the infused, in their perfect state, are interconneted.
  • According to Billuart (De pecc., diss. vii, a. 6), it has been a matter of controversy between Thomists whether the malice of a mortal sin is absolutely infinite.
  • In choosing a medium between Rigorism and Laxism, the Thomistic school has been Antiprobabilistic and generally has adopted Probabiliorism. Some defended Equiprobabilism, or Probabilism cum compensatione . Medina and St. Antoninus are claimed by the Probabilists.
  • Thomistic theologians generally, whilst they defended the infallibility of the Roman pontiff, denied that the pope had the power to dissolve a matrimonium ratum or to dispense from a solemn vow made to God. When it was urged that some popes had granted such favours, they cited other pontiffs who declared that they could not grant them (cf. Billuart, "De matrim.", Diss. v, a. 2), and said, with Dominic Soto, "Factum pontificium non facit articulum fidei" (The action of a pope does not constitute an article of faith, in 4 dist., 27, Q. i, a. 4). Thomists of today are of a different mind, owing to the practice of the Church.
  • The hypostatic union, without any additional grace, rendered Christ impeccable. The Word was hypostatically united to the blood of Christ and remained united to it, even during the interval between His death and resurrection ( Denzinger -Bannwart, n. 718). During that same interval the Body of Christ had a transitory form, called forma cadaverica (Zigliara, P. 16, 17, IV).
  • The sacraments of the New Law cause grace not only as instrumental moral causes, but by a mode of causality which should be called instrumental and physical. In the attrition required in the Sacrament of Penance there should be at least a beginning of the love of God ; sorrow for sin springing solely from the fear of hell will not suffice.
  • Many theologians of the Thomistic School, especially before the Council of Trent, opposed the doctrine of Mary's Immaculate Conception, claiming that in this they were following St. Thomas. This, however, has not been the opinion either of the entire school or of the Dominican Order as a body. Father Rouard de Card, in his book "L'ordre des freres precheurs et l'Immaculée Conception "(Brussels, 1864), called attention to the fact that ten thousand professors of the order defended Mary's great privilege. At the Council of Trent twenty-five Dominican bishops signed a petition for the definition of the dogma. Thousands of Dominicans, in taking degrees at the University of Paris, solemnly pledged themselves to defend the Immaculate Conception.
  • The Thomistic School is distinguished from other schools of theology chiefly by its doctrines on the difficult questions relating to God's action on the free will of man, God's foreknowledge, grace, and predestination. In the articles on these subjects will be found an exposition of the different theories advanced by the different schools in their effort to explain these mysteries, for such they are in reality. As to the value of these theories the following points should be borne in mind:
    • No theory has as yet been proposed which avoids all difficulties and solves all doubts ;
    • on the main and most difficult of these questions some who are at times listed as Molinists -- notably Bellarmine, Francisco Suárez, Francis de Lugo, and, in our own days, Cardinal Billot ("De deo uno et trino", Rome, 1902, Th. XXXII) -- agree with the Thomists in defending predestination ante praevisa merita . Bossuet, after a long study of the question of physical premotion, adapted the Thomistic opinion ("Du libre arbitre", c. viii).
    • Thomists do not claim to be able to explain, except by a general reference to God's omnipotence , how man remains free under the action of God, which they consider necessary in order to preserve and explain the universality of God's causality and the independent certainty of His foreknowledge. No man can explain, except by a reference to God's infinite power, how the world was created out of nothing, yet we do not on this account deny creation, for we know that it must be admitted. In like manner the main question put to Thomists in this controversy should be not "How will you explain man's liberty?" but "What are your reasons for claiming so much for God's action?" If the reasons assigned are insufficient, then one great difficulty is removed, but there remains to be solved the problem of God's foreknowledge of man's free acts. If they are valid, then we must accept them with their necessary consequences and humbly confess our inability fully to explain how wisdom "reacheth . . . from end to end mightily, and ordereth all things sweetly" ( Wisdom 8:1 ).
    • Most important of all, it must be clearly understood and remembered that the Thomistic system on predestination neither saves fewer nor sends to perdition more souls than any other system held by Catholic theologians. In regard to the number of the elect there is no unanimity on either side; this is not the question in dispute between the Molinists and the Thomists. The discussions, too often animated and needlessly sharp, turned on this point: How does it happen that, although God sincerely desires the salvation of all men, some are to be saved, and must thank God for whatever merits they may have amassed, whilst others will be lost, and will know that they themselves, and not God, are to be blamed? -- The facts in the case are admitted by all Catholic theologians. The Thomists, appealing to the authority of St. Augustine and St. Thomas, defend a system which follows the admitted facts to their logical conclusions. T he elect are saved by the grace of God, which operates on their wills efficaciously and infallibly without detriment to their liberty; and since God sincerely desires the salvation of all men, He is prepared to grant that same grace to others, if they do not, by a free act, render themselves unworthy of it. The faculty of placing obstacles to Divine grace is the unhappy faculty of sinning ; and the existence of moral evil in the world is a problem to be solved by all, not by the Thomists alone. The fundamental difficulties in this mysterious question are the existence of evil and the non-salvation of some, be they few or be they many, under the rule of an omnipotent, all-wise, and all-merciful God, and they miss the point of the controversy who suppose that these difficulties exist only for the Thomists. The truth is known to lie somewhere between Calvinism and Jansenism on the one hand, and Semipelagianism on the other. The efforts made by theologians and the various explanations offered by Augustinians, Thomists, Molinists, and Congruists show how difficult of solution are the questions involved. Perhaps we shall never know, in this world, how a just and merciful God provides in some special manner for the elect and yet sincerely loves all men. The celebrated Congregatio de Auxiliis did not forever put an end to the controversies, and the question is not yet settled.
  • III. NEO-THOMISM AND THE REVIVAL OF SCHOLASTICISM

    When the world in the first part of the nineteenth century began to enjoy a period of peace and rest after the disturbances caused by the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars, closer attention was given to ecclesiastical studies and Scholasticism was revived. This movement eventually caused a revival of Thomism, because the great master and model proposed by Leo XIII in the encyclical "Aeterni Patris" (4 Aug., 1879) was St. Thomas Aquinas. . . . The Thomistic doctrine had received strong support from the older universities. Among these the Encyclical "Aeterni Patris" mentions Paris, Salamanca, Alcalá Douai, Toulouse, Louvain, Padua, Bologna, Naples, and Coimbra as "the homes of human wisdom where Thomas reigned supreme, and the minds of all, teachers as well as taught, rested in wonderful harmony under the shield and authority of the Angelic Doctor ". In the universities established by the Dominicans at Lima (1551) and Manila (1645) St. Thomas always held sway. The same is true of the Minerva school at Rome (1255), which ranked as a university from the year 1580, and is now the international Collegio Angelico. Coming down to our own times and the results of the Encyclical, which gave a new impetus to the study of St. Thomas's works, the most important centres of activity are Rome, Louvain, Fribourg (Switzerland), and Washington. At Louvain the chair of Thomistic philosophy, established in 1880, became, in 1889-90, the "Institut supérieur de philosophie" or "Ecole St. Thomas d'Aquin," where Professor Mercier, now Cardinal Archbishop of Mechlin, ably and wisely directed the new Thomistic movement (see De Wulf, " Scholasticism Old and New", tr. Coffey, New York, 1907, append., p. 261; "Irish Ecel. Record", Jan. 1906). The theological department of the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, established in 1889, has been entrusted to the Dominicans. By the publication of the "Revue thomiste" the professors of that university have contributed greatly to a new knowledge and appreciation of St. Thomas. The Constitution of the Catholic University of America at Washington enjoins special veneration for St. Thomas; the School of Sacred Sciences must follow his leadership ("Const. Cath. Univ. Amer.", Rome, 1889, pp. 38, 43). The University of Ottawa and Laval University are the centres of Thomism in Canada. The appreciation of St. Thomas in our days, in Europe and in America, is well set forth in Perrier's excellent "Revival of Scholastic Philosophy in the Nineteenth Century" (New York, 1909).

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    IV. EMINENT THOMISTS

    After the middle of the fourteenth century the vast majority of philosophical and theological writers either wrote commentaries on the works of St. Thomas or based their teachings on his writings. It is impossible, therefore, to give here a complete list of the Thomists: only the more important names can be given. Unless otherwise noted, the authors belonged to the Order of St. Dominic. Those marked (*) were devoted to Thomism in general, but were not of the Thomistic School. A more complete list will be found in the works cited at the end of this article.

    Thirteenth Century

    Thomas de Cantimpré (1270); Hugh of St. Cher (1263); Vincent of Bauvais (1264); St. Raymond de Pennafort (1275); Peter of Tarentaise ( Pope Innocent V -- 1276); Giles de Lassines (1278); Reginald de Piperno (1279); William de Moerbeka (1286); Raymond Marti (1286); Bernard de Trilia (1292); Bernard of Hotun, Bishop of Dublin (1298); Theodoric of Apoldia (1299); Thomas Sutton (1300).

    Fourteenth Century

    Peter of Auvergne (1301); Nicholas Boccasini, Benedict XI (1304); Godfrey of Fontaines (1304); Walter of Winterburn (1305); Ægidius Colonna (Aigidius Romanus), O.S.A (1243-1316); William of Paris (1314); Gerard of Bologna, Carmelite (1317); four biographers, viz Peter Calo (1310); William de Tocco (1324); Bartolommeo of Lucca (1327); Bernard Guidonis * (1331); Dante (1321); Natalis Hervieus (1323); Petrus de Palude (Paludanusi -- 1342); Thomas Bradwardin, Archbishop of Canterbury (1349); Robert Holkott (1349); John Tauler (1361); Bl. Henry Suso (1365); Thomas of Strasburg, O.S.A. (1357); Jacobus Passavante (1357); Nicholas Roselli (1362); Durandus of Aurillac (1382), sometimes called Durandulus, because he wrote against Durandus a S. Portiano*, who was first a Thomist, afterwards an independent writer, attacking many of St. Thomas's doctrines; John Bromyard (1390); Nicholas Eymeric (1399).

    Fifteenth Century

    Manuel Calecas (1410); St. Vincent Ferrer (1415); Bl. John Dominici (1419); John Gerson *, chancellor of the University of Paris (1429); Luis of Valladolid (1436); Raymond Sabunde (1437); John Nieder (1437); Capreolus (1444), called the "Prince of Thomists"; John de Montenegro (1445); Fra Angelico (1455); St. Antoninus (1459); Nicholas of Cusa *, of the Brothers of the Common Life (1464); John of Torquemada (de Turrecrematai, 1468); Bessarion, Basilian (1472); Alanus de Rupe (1475); John Faber (1477); Petrus Niger (1471); Peter of Bergamo (1482); Jerome Savonarola (1498).

    Sixteenth Century

    Felix Faber (1502); Vincent Bandelli (1506); John Tetzel (1519); Diego de Deza (1523); Sylvester Mazzolini (1523); Francesco Silvestro di Ferrara (1528); Thomas de Vio Cajetan (1534) (commentaries by these two are published in the Leonine edition of the works of St. Thomas); Conrad Koellin (1536); Chrysostom Javelli (1538); Santes Pagnino (1541); Francisco de Vitoria (1546); Franc. Romseus (1552); Ambrosius Catherinus* (Lancelot Politi, 1553); St. Ignatius of Loyola (1556) enjoined devotion to St. Thomas; Matthew Ory (1557); Dominic Soto (1560); Melchior Cano (1560); Ambrose Pelargus (1561); Peter Soto (1563); Sixtus of Siena (1569); John Faber (1570); St. Pius V (1572); Bartholomew Medina (1581); Vincent Justiniani (1582); Maldonatus * (Juan Maldonado, 1583); St. Charles Borromeo * (1584); Salmerón* (1585); Ven. Louis of Granada (1588); Bartholomew of Braga (1590); Toletus* (1596); Bl. Peter Canisius* (1597); Thomas Stapleton *, Doctor of Louvain (1598); Fonseca (1599); Molina* (1600).

    Seventeenth Century

    Valentia* (1603); Domingo Baflez (1604); Vásquez* (1604); Bart. Ledesma (1604); Sánchez* (1610); Baronius * (1607); Capponi a Porrecta (1614); Aur. Menochio * (1615); Petr. Ledesma (1616); Francisco Suárez * (1617); Du Perron, a converted Calvinist, cardinal (1618); Bellarmine * (1621); St. Francis de Sales * (1622); Hieronymus Medices (1622); Lessius * (1623); Becanus* (1624); Malvenda (1628); Thomas de Lemos (1629); Alvarez; Laymann * (1635); Joann. Wiggers*, doctor of Louvain (1639); Gravina (1643); John of St. Thomas (1644); Serra (1647); Ripalda*, S.J. (1648); Sylvius (Du Bois), doctor of Douai (1649); Petavius * (1652); Goar (1625); Steph. Menochio, S.J. * (1655); Franc. Pignatelli * (1656); De Lugo * (1660); Bollandus* (1665); Jammy (1665); Vallgornera (1665); Labbe * (1667); Pallavicini* (1667); Busenbaum * (1668); Nicolni* (1673); Contenson (1674); Jac. Pignatelli * (1675); Passerini* (1677); Gonet (1681); Bancel (1685); Thomassin * (1695); Goudin (1695); Sfrondati* (1696); Quetif (1698); Rocaberti (1699); Casanate (1700). To this period belong the Carmelite Salmanticenses , authors of the "Cursus theologicus" (1631-72).

    Eighteenth Century

    Guerinois (1703); Bossuet, Bishop of Meaux; Norisins, O.S.A. (1704); Diana (1705); Thyrsus González* (1705); Massoulié (1706); Du hamel* (1706); Wigandt (1708); Piny (1709); Lacroix* (1714); Carrières * (1717); Natalis Alexander (1724); Echard (1724); Tourney*, doctor of the Sorbonne (1729); Livarius de Meyer* (1730); Benedict XIII * (1730); Graveson (1733); Th. du Jardin (1733); Hyacintha Serry (1738); Duplessis d'Argentré* (1740); Gotti (1742); Drouin* (1742); Antoine* (1743); Lallemant* (1748); Milante* (1749); Preingue (1752); Concina (1759); Billuart (1757); Benedict XIV * (1758); Cuiliati (1759); Orsi (1761); Charlevoix * (1761); Reuter* (1762); Baumgartner* (1764); Berti * (1766); Patuzzi (1769); De Rubeis (1775); Touron (1775); Thomas de Burgo (1776); Gener* (1781); Roselli (1783); St. Aiphonsus Liguori (1787); Mamachi (1792); Richard (1794).

    Nineteenth Century

    In this century there are few names to be recorded outside of those who were connected with the Thomistic revival either as the forerunners, the promoters, or the writers of the Neo-Scholastic period.

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    Taenarum (Greece)

    Tænarum, a titular see in Greece, suffragan of Corinth. Tænarum, or Tænarus, ...
    Téllez, Gabriel

    Gabriel Tellez

    Spanish priest and poet, better known by his pseudonym of Tirso de Molina, b. at Madrid, c. ...
    Tübingen, University of

    University of Tubingen

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    Tabæ

    Tabae (Caria)

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    Tabb, John Bannister

    John Bannister Tabb

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    Tabbora

    Tabbora

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    Tabernacle

    Tabernacle

    (TABERNACULUM). Tabernacle signified in the Middle Ages sometimes a ciborium-altar, a ...
    Tabernacle

    Tabernacle

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    Tabernacle Lamp

    Altar Lamp

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    Tabernacle Societies

    Tabernacle Societies

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    Tabernacle Society

    Tabernacle Society

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    Tabernacles, Feast of

    Feast of Tabernacles

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    Tabor, Mount

    Mount Thabor

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    Tacana Indians

    Tacana Indians

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    Tacapæ

    Tacapae

    Titular see of Tripolitana in northern Africa. The official list of titular sees of the ...
    Taché, Alexandre-Antonin

    Alexandre-Antonin Tache

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    Taché, Etienne-Pascal

    Etienne-Pascal Tache

    Statesman, b. at St. Thomas (Montmagny, Province of Quebec ), 5 Sept., 1795, son of Charles, and ...
    Tadama

    Tadama

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    Taensa Indians

    Taensa Indians

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    Tahiti

    Tahiti

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    Taigi, Ven. Anna Maria

    Ven. Anna Maria Taigi

    ( Maiden name Giannetti.) Venerable Servant of God, born at Siena, Italy, 29 May, 1769; ...
    Tait Indians

    Tait Indians

    ( Te-it , "Those up river"). A collective term for those members of the Cowichan tribe, of ...
    Takkali

    Takkali

    (More proper Takhehi, plural Takhehlne). The hybrid name by which the Carrier Indians of the ...
    Talbot, James

    James Talbot

    Fourth son of George Talbot and brother of the fourteenth Earl of Shrewsbury (b. 1726; d. ...
    Talbot, John

    John Talbot

    English Catholic layman, b. 1535(?); d. 1607(?). Only son and heir of Sir John Talbot, of ...
    Talbot, Peter

    Peter Talbot

    Archbishop of Dublin, 1669-1680; b. at Malahide, Dublin, in 1620. At an early age he entered ...
    Talbot, Thomas Joseph

    Thomas Talbot

    Born 14 February, 1727; died at Hotwells, near Bristol, 24 April, 1795. Brother of the fourteenth ...
    Tallagaht, Monastery of

    Monastery of Tallagaht

    The name Tallaght (Irish Tamlachta ), derived from tam , plague, and lecht , stone ...
    Talleyrand-Périgord, Charles-Maurice de

    Charles-Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord

    Prince of Benevento, Bishop of Autun, French minister and ambassador, born in Paris, 13 ...
    Tallis, Thomas

    Thomas Tallis

    English composer, born about 1514; died 23 November, 1585. He was a chorister at Saint ...
    Talmud

    Talmud

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    Talon, Jean

    Jean Talon

    First intendant in exercise of New France , b. at Châlons-sur-Marne, 1625, of Philippe ...
    Talon, Nicolas

    Nicolas Talon

    French Jesuit, historian, and ascetical writer, b. at Moulins, 31 August, 1605; d. at Paris, 29 ...
    Talon, Pierre

    Pierre Talon

    A French-Canadian explorer, b. at Quebec, 1676, of Lucien and Isabelle Planteau; d. in France ...
    Tamanac Indians

    Tamanac Indians

    A formerly important tribe of Cariban linguistic stock occupying the territory about the Cuchivero ...
    Tamassus

    Tamassus (Cyprus)

    A titular see in Cyprus, suffragan of Salamis, was situated in the great central plain of the ...
    Tamaulipas

    Tamaulipas

    (CIVTTATIS VICTORIÆ SIVE TAMAULIPENSIS) Diocese in the Mexican Republic, suffragan of ...
    Tamburini, Michelangelo

    Michelangelo Tamburini

    Fourteenth General of the Society of Jesus , born at Modena, 27 Sept., 1648; died 28 Feb., ...
    Tamburini, Thomas

    Thomas Tamburini

    Moral theologian, born at Caltanisetta in Sicily, 6 March, 1591; died at Palermo 10 October, ...
    Tametsi

    Tametsi

    ("ALTHOUGH") The first word of Chapter 1, Session 24 ( De Ref. Matr. ), of the Council of ...
    Tamisier, Marie-Marthe-Baptistine

    Marie-Marthe-Baptistine Tamisier

    (Called by her intimates EMILIA) Initiator of international Eucharistic congresses, born at ...
    Tanagra

    Tanagra (Hellas)

    A titular see in Hellas, suffragan of Corinth ; it was a town of Bœotia, in a fertile ...
    Tancred

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    Taney, Roger Brooke

    Roger Brooke Taney

    (Pronounced Tawney ) Fifth chief justice of the Supreme Court of the United States, ...
    Tanguay, Cyprien

    Cyprien Tanguay

    Genealogist, born at Quebec, 1819; died 1902. After a course of classics and theology at Quebec ...
    Tanis

    Tanis

    A titular see, suffragan of Pelusium in Augustamnica Prima, capital of the fourteenth district ...
    Tanner, Adam

    Adam Tanner

    Controversialist, born at Innsbruck in 1571; died at Unken, 25 May, 1632. He entered the Society ...
    Tanner, Conrad

    Conrad Tanner

    Abbot of Einsiedeln, born at Arth in the Canton of Schwyz, 28 Dec., 1752; died 7 April, 1825. He ...
    Tanner, Edmund

    Edmund Tanner

    Bishop of Cork and Cloyne, Ireland, 1574-1579; born about 1526; died 1579. The statement in ...
    Tanner, Matthias

    Matthias Tanner

    Born at Pilsen in Bohemia, 28 Feb., 1630; died at Prague, 8 Feb., 1692. He entered the Society ...
    Tantum Ergo

    Tantum Ergo

    The opening words of the penultimate stanza of the Vesper hymn (see PANGE LINGUA GLORIOSI, II) ...
    Tanucci, Bernardo

    Bernardo Tanucci

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    Taoism

    Taoism

    (TAO-KIAO.) Taoism is the second of the three state religions ( San-kiao ) of China. ...
    Taos Pueblo

    Taos Pueblo

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    Taparelli, Aloysius

    Aloysius Taparelli

    (D'AZEGLIO, christened PROSPERO) Philosopher and writer on sociological subjects, born at ...
    Tapestry

    Tapestry

    A word of French origin naming a fabric in which the two processes of weaving and embroidering ...
    Tapis, Esteban

    Esteban Tapis

    Born at Santa Coloma de Farnes, Catalonia, Spain, 25 Aug., 1754; died 3 Nov., 1825. He entered ...
    Tarabotti, Helena

    Helena Tarabotti

    Nun and authoress, b. at Venice, 1605; d. there 1652. Obliged by her father, who was descended ...
    Tarachus, Probus, and Andronicus, Saints

    Sts. Tarachus, Probus, and Andronicus

    Martyrs of the Diocletian persecution (about 304). The "Martyrologium Hieronymian." contains the ...
    Taranto

    Taranto

    DIOCESE OF TARANTO (TARENTINA) Diocese in southern Italy, on a bay in the Gulf of Taranto. The ...
    Tarapacá

    Tarapaca

    VICARIATE APOSTOLIC OF TARAPACA (DE TARAPACA). Situated in Chile, bounded on the north by the ...
    Tarasius, Saint

    St. Tarasius

    Patriarch of Constantinople, date of birth unknown; died 25 February, 806. He was the son of the ...
    Tarazona

    Tarazona

    DIOCESE OF TARAZONA (TURIASONENSIS) The Diocese of Tarazona comprises the Spanish provinces of ...
    Tarbes

    Tarbes

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    Tarentaise

    Tarentaise

    (TARANTASIENSIS) Tarentaise comprises the arrondissement of Moutiers in the Department of ...
    Targum

    Targum

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    Tarisel, Pierre

    Pierre Tarisel

    Master-mason to the king, b. about 1442; d. in August, 1510. (In 1555 the title of architect was ...
    Tarkin, Saint

    St. Tarkin

    (Talarican.) Bishop of Sodor (including the western islands of Scotland ), was probably of ...
    Tarnow

    Tarnow

    DIOCESE OF TARNOW (TARNOVIENSIS). Diocese in western Galicia, Austria. The See of Posen, ...
    Tarquini, Camillus

    Camillus Tarquini

    Cardinal, Jesuit canonist and archaeologist, b. at Marta in the diocese of Montefiascone, ...
    Tarragona

    Tarragona

    ARCHDIOCESE OF TARRAGONA (TARRACONENSIS) Bounded on the north by Barcelona and Lérida, ...
    Tarsicius, Saint

    St. Tarsicius

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    Tarsus

    Tarsus

    A metropolitan see of Cilicia Prima. It appears to have been of Semitic origin and is ...
    Tartaglia, Nicolò

    Nicolo Tartaglia

    (T ARTALEA ). Italian mathematician, b. at Brescia, c. 1500; d. at Venice, 13 December, ...
    Tartini, Giuseppe

    Giuseppe Tartini

    Violinist, composer, and theorist, b. at Pirano, Italy, 12 April, 1692; d. at Padua, 16 Feb., ...
    Taschereau, Elzéar-Alexandre

    Elzear-Alexandre Taschereau

    Archbishop of Quebec and first Canadian cardinal, b. 17 February, 1820, at la Beauce, Province ...
    Tassé, Joseph

    Joseph Tasse

    Writer and journalist, born at Montreal, 23 Oct., 1848; died 17 Jan., 1895; son of Joseph, and ...
    Tassach, Saint

    St. Tassach

    Irish saint, born in the first decade of the fifth century; died about 497. He was one of St. ...
    Tassin, René-Prosper

    Rene-Prosper Tassin

    French historian, belonging to the Benedictine Congregation of Saint-Maur, born at Lonlay, in ...
    Tasso, Torquato

    Torquato Tasso

    Italian poet, born at Sorrento near Naples in 1544; died at Rome, in 1595; son of Bernardo ...
    Tassoni, Alessandro

    Alessandro Tassoni

    Italian poet, born at Modena in 1565; died there in 1635. He spent his life in the service of ...
    Tatian

    Tatian

    A second-century apologist about whose antecedents and early history nothing can be affirmed ...
    Tatwin, Saint

    Saint Tatwin

    (TATUINI) Archbishop of Canterbury ; died 30 July, 734. A Mercian by birth, he became a ...
    Taubaté

    Taubate

    (DE TAUBATÉ) Diocese in Brazil, South America, established on 29 April, 1908, as a ...
    Tauler, John

    John Tauler

    German Dominican, one of the greatest mystics and preachers of the Middle Ages, born at ...
    Taunton, Ethelred

    Ethelred Taunton

    Writer, born at Rugeley, Staffordshire, England, 17 Oct., 1857; died in London, 9 May, 1907. He ...
    Taverner, John

    John Taverner

    Composer, b. in the County of Norfolk, England, about 1475; d. at Boston, England, 1535 or 1536. ...
    Tavistock Abbey

    Tavistock Abbey

    Tavistock Abbey, on the Tavy River in Devonshire, England, founded for Benedictine monks in ...
    Tavium

    Tavium

    A titular see in Galatia Prima, suffragan of Ancyra. Tavium, or Tavia, was the chief city of ...
    Taxa Innocentiana

    Taxa Innocentiana

    A Decree issued by Innocent XI, 1 Oct., 1678, regulating the fees that may be demanded or ...
    Taxster, John de

    John de Taxster

    (TAYSTER) John de Taxster, sometimes erroneously called Taxter or Taxston, was a ...
    Taylor, Frances Margaret

    Frances Margaret Taylor

    (MOTHER M. MAGDALEN TAYLOR) Superior General, and foundress of the Poor Servants of the Mother ...
    Taylor, Ven. Hugh

    Ven. Hugh Taylor

    English martyr, born at Durham ; hanged, drawn, and quartered at York, 25 (not 26) November, ...
    Te Deum, The

    Te Deum

    An abbreviated title commonly given both to the original Latin text and the translations of a ...
    Te Lucis Ante Terminum

    Te Lucis Ante Terminum

    The hymn at Compline in the Roman Breviary. The authorship of St. Ambrose, for which Pimont ...
    Tebaldeo, Antonio

    Antonio Tebaldeo

    Italian poet, born at Ferrara, in 1463; died in 1537. His family name (Tebaldi) he changed to ...
    Tegernsee

    Tegernsee

    Called Tegrinseo in 817, Tegernsee in 754. A celebrated Benedictine abbey of Bavaria that ...
    Tehuantepec

    Tehuantepec

    (Tehuantepecensis) Diocese in the Republic of Mexico, suffragan of Oaxaca. Its area covers ...
    Teilo, Saint

    St. Teilo

    (Eliud.) "Archbishop" of Llandaff, born at Eccluis Gunniau, near Tenby, Pembrokeshire; died at ...
    Tekakwitha, Blessed Kateri

    Bl. Kateri Tekakwitha

    (Also known as Catherine Tegakwitha/Takwita.) Known as the "Lily of the Mohawks", and the ...
    Teleology

    Teleology

    (From Greek telos , end, and logos , science). Teleology is seldom used according to its ...
    Telepathy

    Telepathy

    ( tele , far, and pathein , to experience) A term introduced by F.W.H. Myers in 1882 to ...
    Telese

    Telese

    (TELESINENSIS) Telese, a small town in the Province of Benevento, Southern Italy, is situated ...
    Telesio, Bernardino

    Bernardino Telesio

    Italian humanist and philosopher born of a noble family at Cosenza, near Naples, 1508; died ...
    Telesphorus of Cosenza

    Telesphorus of Cosenza

    (THEOPHORUS, THEOLOPHORUS). A name assumed by one of the pseudo-prophets during the time of ...
    Telesphorus, Pope Saint

    Pope St. Telesphorus

    (Lived about 125-136.) St. Telesphorus was the seventh Roman bishop in succession from the ...
    Tell el-Amarna Tablets, The

    The Tell El-Amarna Tablets

    The Tell el-Amarna Tablets are a collection of some 350 clay tablets found in 1887 amid the ruins ...
    Tellier, Michel Le

    Michel Le Tellier

    Born 19 April, 1603; died at Paris, 30 Oct., 1685. He was commissioned by Cardinal Mazarin to ...
    Telmessus

    Telmessus

    Titular see in Lycia, suffragan of Myra. Telmessus (or incorrectly Telmissis) was a flourishing ...
    Temiskaming

    Temiskaming

    The Vicariate Apostolic of Temiskaming, suffragan of Ottawa, Canada, is bounded on the north by ...
    Temnus

    Temnus

    A titular see in Asia, a suffragan of Ephesus. Temnus was a little town of Æolia, near ...
    Tempel, Wilhelm

    Wilhelm Tempel

    (ERNEST LEBERECHT) German astronomer, b. 4 December, 1821, at (Nieder-) Cunnersdorf near ...
    Temperance

    Temperance

    (Latin temperare , to mingle in due proportions; to qualify). Temperance is here considered ...
    Temperance Movements

    Temperance Movements

    EUROPE Reasons for a temperance movement exist to a greater or less degree in all the countries ...
    Templars, The Knights

    The Knights Templar

    The Knights Templars were the earliest founders of the military orders, and are the type on which ...
    Temple

    Temple

    The Latin form, templum , from which the English temple is derived, originally signified an ...
    Temple of Jerusalem

    Temple of Jerusalem

    The word "temple" is derived from the Latin templum , signifying an uncovered place affording a ...
    Temple, Sisters of the

    Sisters of the Temple

    The Sisters of the Temple (whose full title is S ISTERS OF THE F INDING OF J ESUS IN THE T ...
    Temptation

    Temptation

    ( Latin tentare , to try or test). Temptation is here taken to be an incitement to sin ...
    Temptation of Christ

    Temptation of Christ

    In the Catholic translation of the Bible , the word "temptation" is used in various senses, ...
    Ten Commandments, The

    The Ten Commandments

    Called also simply THE COMMANDMENTS, COMMANDMENTS OF GOD, or THE DECALOGUE (Gr. deka , ten, ...
    Ten Thousand Martyrs, The

    The Ten Thousand Martyrs

    On two days is a group of ten thousand martyrs mentioned in the Roman Martyrology. On 18 March: ...
    Tencin, Pierre-Guérin de

    Pierre-Guerin Tencin

    French statesman and cardinal, b. at Grenoble, 22 August, 1680; d. at Lyons, 2 March, 1758. ...
    Tenebræ

    Tenebrae

    Tenebræ is the name given to the service of Matins and Lauds belonging to the last three ...
    Tenebrae Hearse

    Tenebrae Hearse

    The Tenebræ Hearse is the triangular candlestick used in the Tenebræ service. The ...
    Tenedos

    Tenedos

    A titular see, suffragan of Rhodes in the Cyclades. The island, called in Turkish ...
    Teneriffe

    Teneriffe

    DIOCESE OF TENERIFFE (TENERIFENSIS). Suffragan of Seville, formerly called Nivariensis from ...
    Teniers, David

    David Teniers

    The name of two eminent Flemish landscape painters ; the elder, born at Antwerp in 1582; ...
    Tennessee

    Tennessee

    The State of Tennessee lies between 35° and 36°30' N. lat. and 81°37' and 90°38' ...
    Tenney, William Jewett

    William Jewett Tenney

    An author, editor, born at Newport, Rhode Island, 1814; died at Newark, New Jersey, 20 Sept., ...
    Tentyris

    Tentyris

    (TENTYRA) Seat of a titular suffragan see of Ptolemais in Thebaid Secunda. The city was ...
    Tenure, Ecclesiastical

    Ecclesiastical Tenure

    I. In the feudal system an ecclesiastical fief followed all the laws laid down for temporal ...
    Teos

    Teos

    Titular see ; suffragan of Ephesus in Asia Minor. A city of Caria situated on a peninsula ...
    Tepic

    Tepic

    DIOCESE OF TEPIC (TEPICENSIS) A diocese of the Mexican Republic, suffragan of the ...
    Tepl

    Tepl

    A Premonstratensian abbey in the western part of Bohemia, included in the Archdiocese of Prague ...
    Teramo

    Teramo

    Diocese in southern Italy. In the past the city was injured by earthquakes. It is situated at ...
    Terce

    Terce

    The origin of Terce, like that of Sext and None, to which it bears a close relationship, dates ...
    Terenuthis

    Terenuthis

    Titular see, suffragan of Antinoë in Thebais Prima. Le Quien (Oriens christ., II, 611) ...
    Teresa of Avila, Saint

    St. Teresa of Jesus (Teresa of Avila)

    Teresa Sanchez Cepeda Davila y Ahumada Born at Avila, Old Castile, 28 March, 1515; died at ...
    Teresa of Lisieux, Saint

    Saint Therese of Lisieux

    (Sister Teresa of the Child Jesus) Carmelite of Lisieux, better known as the Little Flower of ...
    Teresian Martyrs of Compiègne, The Sixteen Blessed

    The Martyrs of Compiegne

    Guillotined at the Place du Trône Renversé (now called Place de la Nation), Paris, 17 ...
    Terill, Anthony

    Anthony Terill (Bonville)

    English theologian, b. at Canford, Dorsetshire, in 1623; d. at Liège, 11 Oct., 1676. His ...
    Termessus

    Termessus

    A titular see, suffragan of Perge in Pamphylia Secunda. This is one of the most ancient cities ...
    Termoli

    Termoli

    (THERMULARUM) Located on the Italian coast of the Adriatic, having a small harbour near the ...
    Ternan, Saint

    St. Ternan

    Bishop of the Picts, flourished in the sixth century. Much obscurity attaches to his history, and ...
    Terracina, Sezze, and Piperno

    Terracina, Sezze, and Piperno

    (TERRACINENSIS, SETINENSIS ET PRIVERNENSIS) Located in the Province of Rome. The city of ...
    Terrasson, André

    Andre Terrason

    A French preacher, born at Lyons in 1669; died at Paris, 25 April, 1723. He was the eldest son ...
    Terrestrial Paradise

    The Garden of Eden

    ( paradeisos , Paradisus ). The name popularly given in Christian tradition to the ...
    Terrien, Jean-Baptiste

    Jean-Baptiste Terrien

    Dogmatic theologian, born at St-Laurent-des-Autels, Maine-et-Loire, 26 Aug., 1832; d. at ...
    Tertiaries

    Tertiaries

    (From the Latin tertiarius , the relative adjective of tertius , third ). Tertiaries, or ...
    Tertullian

    Tertullian

    (Q UINTUS S EPTIMIUS F LORENS T ERTULLIANUS ). Ecclesiastical writer in the second and ...
    Teruel

    Teruel

    (TUROLENSIS) A suffragan of Saragossa, comprises the civil province of the same name, ...
    Test-Oath, Missouri

    Missouri Test-Oath

    In January, 1865, there assembled in St. Louis, Missouri, a "Constitutional Convention" composed ...
    Testament, New

    New Testament

    I. Name ; II. Description ; III. Origin ; IV. Transmission of the Text ; V. Contents, History, ...
    Testament, Old

    Old Testament

    I. NAME The word "testament", Hebrew berîth , Greek diatheke , primarily signifies the ...
    Testem Benevolentiae

    Testem Benevolentiae

    An Apostolic Letter of Leo XIII addressed to Cardinal Gibbons, 22 January, 1899. It opens by ...
    Tetzel, Johann

    Johann Tetzel

    First public antagonist of Luther, b. at Pirna in Meissen, 1465; d. at Leipzig, 11 Aug., 1519. ...
    Teuchira

    Teuchira

    A titular see in Libyan Pentapolis. Teuchira ( Teucheira ) neuter plural, was a city on the ...
    Teutonic Order

    Teutonic Order

    A medieval military order modelled on the Hospitallers of St. John, which changed its residence ...
    Tewdrig

    Tewdrig

    (THEODORIC) A Welsh saint, son of King Ceithfalt of Morganwg or Southern Wales, flourished ...
    Texas

    Texas

    S TATE OF T EXAS . The name, Texas, is probably derived from Tejas, the name of a ...
    Textual Criticism

    Biblical Criticism

    The object of textual criticism is to restore as nearly as possible the original text of a work ...
    Thænæ

    Thaenae

    A titular see in Africa Byzacena. It is mentioned in numerous ancient geographical documents ...
    Thébaud, Augustus

    Augustus Thebaud

    Jesuit educator and publicist, b. at Nantes, France, 20 Nov., 1807; d. at St. John's College, ...
    Thénard, Louis-Jacques, Baron

    Baron Louis-Jacques Thenard

    Chemist, b. at Louptière, near Nogent-sur-Seine, Aube, France, on 4 May, 1777; d. at Paris, ...
    Théophane Vénard

    Bl. Theophane Venard

    (JEAN-THÉOPHANE V&Eaucte;NARD.) French missionary, born at St-Loup, Diocese of ...
    Thérèse of Lisieux, Saint

    Saint Therese of Lisieux

    (Sister Teresa of the Child Jesus) Carmelite of Lisieux, better known as the Little Flower of ...
    Thabor, Mount

    Mount Thabor

    The name of Mount Thabor, , is rendered in the Septuagint as , and in Jeremias and Osee ...
    Thabraca

    Thabraca

    A titular see of Numidia near the sea, between the Armua and the Tusca. Thabraca was the last ...
    Thacia Montana

    Thacia Montana

    A titular see in Africa Proconsularis, suffragan of Carthage. An inscription discovered in the ...
    Thagaste

    Thagaste

    (TAGASTE) Thagaste, a titular see in Numidia, was a rather important municipality. It is ...
    Thagora

    Thagora

    (Tagora) Titular see in Numidia, mentioned by the "Rabula Peutingeriana", which calls it ...
    Thais, Saint

    Saint Thais

    (THAISIS or THAISIA). A penitent in Egypt in the fourth century. In the Greek menology her ...
    Thalberg, Sigismond

    Sigismond Thalberg

    Musical composer and pianist, b. at Geneva, 1812; d. at Posilipo, Italy, 27 April, 1871. The ...
    Thalhofer, Valentin

    Valentin Thalhofer

    German theologian, b. at Unterroth, near Ulm, 21 January, 1825; d. at the same place, 17 ...
    Thangmar

    Thangmar

    (THANKMAR) Historian, b. about the middle of the tenth century; d. probably at Hildesheim ...
    Thanksgiving before and after Meals

    Grace Before Meals

    The word grace , which, as applied to prayer over food, always in pre-Elizabethan English ...
    Thanksgiving Day

    Thanksgiving Day

    A civil holiday observed annually in the United States of America on the last Thursday in ...
    Thapsus

    Thapsus

    A titular see in Byzacene Africa. It was a Phoenician market on the coast of Byzacium in ...
    Thasos

    Thasos

    A titular see in Macedonia, suffragan of Thessalonica. The island of Thasos was anciently ...
    Thaumaci

    Thaumaci

    A titular see in Thessaly, suffragan of Larissa, commanding the defile of Coele at the ...
    Thayer, John

    John Thayer

    Missionary, convert, first native of New England ordained to the priesthood, b. Boston, ...
    Theatines

    Theatines

    (CLERICS REGULAR) A religious order of men, founded by Gaetano dei Conti di Tiene, Paolo ...
    Theatre, The

    The Theatre

    Considering the tone of what is preserved to us of the works of the Greek tragedians and even of ...
    Thebaid

    Thebaid

    The valley of the Nile, under Roman domination, was divided into four provinces: Lower and Upper ...
    Thebes

    Thebes (Achaia Secunda)

    (THEBAE) A metropolitan titular see of Achaia Secunda. The city was founded by the ...
    Thebes

    Thebes (Thebais Secunda)

    (THEBAE) Titular see of Thebais Secunda, suffragan of Ptolemais, and the seat of a Coptic ...
    Thecla, Saint

    St. Thecla

    Benedictine Abbess of Kitzingen and Ochsenfurt; date of birth unknown; d. at Kitzingen about 790 ...
    Thecla, Saints

    Sts. Thecla

    I. Thecla of Iconium The reputed pupil of the Apostle Paul , who is the heroine of the ...
    Theft

    Theft

    Theft is the secret taking of another's property against the reasonable will of that other. ...
    Thegan (Degan) of Treves

    Thegan

    Chronicler, d. about 850. Very little is known of his life; all that is certain is that he was ...
    Theiner, Augustin

    Augustin Theiner

    Theologian and historian, b. at Breslau, 11 April, 1804; d. at Civitavecchia, 8 Aug., 1874. He was ...
    Thelepte

    Thelepte

    A titular see in Byzacene. From an inscription we learn that it was a colony. An important ...
    Themiscyra

    Themiscyra

    A titular see, suffragan of Amasea in the Hellespont. There was a town of this name near the ...
    Themisonium

    Themisonium

    A titular see in Phrygia Pacatiana, suffragan of Laodicea. Themisonium was a city of Phrygia, ...
    Thennesus

    Thennesus

    A titular suffragan see of Pelusium in Augustamnica Prima. Cassian (Collat., XI, 1-3) gives a ...
    Theobald

    Theobald

    (T EDBALD .) Archbishop of Canterbury ; d. 18 April, 1161. He was a Norman by descent and ...
    Theobald, Saint

    Saint Theobald

    Born at Provins in the Province of Champagne, France, in 1017; died at Salanigo in Italy 30 June, ...
    Theocracy

    Theocracy

    A form of civil government in which God himself is recognized as the head. The laws of the ...
    Theodard, Saint

    Saint Theodard

    Archbishop of Narbonne, b. at Montauban about 840; d. at the same place 1 May, 893. He seems to ...
    Theodicy

    Theodicy

    Etymologically considered theodicy ( théos díe ) signifies the justification of ...
    Theodore I, Pope

    Pope Theodore I

    Pope from 642 to 649; the date of his birth is unknown. He was a Greek of Jerusalem and the ...
    Theodore II, Pope

    Pope Theodore II

    Son of Photius. His pontificate lasted only twenty days; neither the date of his birth nor of his ...
    Theodore of Amasea, Saint

    St. Theodore of Amasea

    Surnamed Tyro (Tiro), not because he was a young recruit, but because for a time he belonged to ...
    Theodore of Gaza

    Theodore of Gaza

    A fifteenth-century Greek Humanist and translator of Aristotle, b. at Thessalonica early in ...
    Theodore of Studium, Saint

    Theodore of Studium

    A zealous champion of the veneration of images and the last geat representative of the unity ...
    Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury

    Theodore, Archbishop of Canterbury

    Seventh Archbishop of Canterbury, b. at Tarsus in Cilicia about 602; d. at Canterbury 19 ...
    Theodore, Bishop of Mopsuestia

    Theodore of Mopsuestia

    Bishop of Mopsuestia in Cilicia and ecclesiastical writer; b. at Antioch about 350 (thus also ...
    Theodoret

    Theodoret

    Bishop of Cyrus and theologian, born at Antioch in Syria about 393; died about 457. He says ...
    Theodoric (Thierry) of Chartres

    Theodoric (Thierry) of Chartres

    A Platonist philosopher of the twelfth century, b. in France at the beginning of the twelfth ...
    Theodoric the Great

    Theodoric the Great

    King of the Ostrogoths, born A.D. 454 (?); died 26 August, 526. He was an illegitimate son of ...
    Theodorus and Theophanes, Saints

    Sts. Theodorus and Theophanes

    (Called Grapti , "written upon", graptoi ) Theodorus, b. about 775; d. about 842-43; ...
    Theodorus Lector

    Theodorus Lector

    A lector attached to the Church of St. Sophia of Constantinople in the early part of the sixth ...
    Theodosiopolis

    Theodosiopolis

    A titular metropolitan see of Thracia Prima. In the beginning the city was called Apros, or ...
    Theodosius Florentini

    Theodosius Florentini

    Born at Münster, in the Grisons, Switzerland, 23 May, 1808; died at Heiden, in Appenzell, ...
    Theodosius I

    Theodosius I

    Roman Emperor (also known as Flavius Theodosius), born in Spain, about 346; died at Milan, 17 ...
    Theodotus of Ancyra, Saint

    St. Theodotus of Ancyra

    Martyr. On 18 May the Roman Martyrology says: "At Ancyra, in Galatia, the martyr Saint Theodotus ...
    Theodulf

    Theodulf

    (Theodulfus, Theodulfe), Bishop of Orléans, a writer skilled in poetic forms and a ...
    Theology of Christ (Christology)

    Christology

    Christology is that part of theology which deals with Our Lord Jesus Christ. In its full extent ...
    Theology, Ascetical

    Ascetical Theology

    Ascetics, as a branch of theology, may be briefly defined as the scientific exposition of ...
    Theology, Dogmatic

    Dogmatic Theology

    Dogmatic theology is that part of theology which treats of the theoretical truths of faith ...
    Theology, History of Dogmatic

    History of Dogmatic Theology

    The imposing edifice of Catholic theology has been reared not by individual nations and men, ...
    Theology, Moral

    Moral Theology

    Moral theology is a branch of theology, the science of God and Divine things. The distinction ...
    Theology, Mystical

    Mystical Theology

    Mystical theology is the science which treats of acts and experiences or states of the soul ...
    Theology, Pastoral

    Pastoral Theology

    Pastoral theology is the science of the care of souls. This article will give the definition of ...
    Theonas

    Theonas

    Bishop of Alexandria from about 283 to 301 ( Eusebius, "Chronicle", Ann. Abr. 2299, St. Jerome's ...
    Theophanes Kerameus

    Theophanes Kerameus

    ( Kerameus , potter). Archbishop of Rossano in Calabria (1129-52), a celebrated homiletic ...
    Theophanes, Saint

    St. Theophanes

    Chronicler, born at Constantinople, about 758; died in Samothracia, probably 12 March, 817, on ...
    Theophilanthropists

    Theophilanthropists

    ("Friends of God and Man") A deistic sect formed in France during the latter part of the ...
    Theophilus

    Theophilus

    Bishop of Antioch. Eusebius in his "Chronicle" places the name of Theophilus against that of ...
    Theophilus

    Theophilus

    Patriarch of Alexandria (385-412). Concerning the extraction and early life of Theophilus we ...
    Theosophy

    Theosophy

    ( Theosophia = "wisdom concerning God ") Theosophy is a term used in general to designate ...
    Theotocopuli, Domenico

    El Greco

    One of the most remarkable Spanish artists, b. in Crete, between 1545 and 1550; d. at Toledo, 7 ...
    Thera (Santorin)

    Thera

    DIOCESE OF THERA (SANTORINO) Diocese in the Cyclades. About the year 2000 B.C., the ...
    Thermae Basilicae

    Thermae Basilicae

    A titular see in Cappadocia Prima, suffragan of Caesarea. The Greek "Notitiae episcopatuum" ...
    Thermopylae

    Thermopylae

    A titular see and suffragan of Athens in Achaia Prima. It is the name of a defile about 4 ...
    Thessalonians, Epistles to the

    Epistles to the Thessalonians

    Two of the canonical Epistles of St. Paul. This article will treat the Church of ...
    Thessalonica

    Thessalonica

    (SALONIKI) Titular metropolis in Macedonia. It was at first a village called Alia, situated ...
    Theveste

    Theveste

    Titular see of Numidia. The city seems to have had some importance even prior to Christianity. ...
    Thibaris

    Thibaris

    Titular see in Byzacena ( Africa ), not mentioned by any ancient author. The official list of ...
    Thibaut de Champagne

    Thibaut de Champagne

    Thibaut IV, count of Champagne and King of Navarre, a French poet, b. 1201, at Troyes ; d. 8 ...
    Thierry of Freburg

    Thierry of Freiburg

    ( Or Thierry of Saxony). A philosopher and physician of the Middle Ages, and a member of ...
    Thiers, Louis-Adolphe

    Louis-Adolphe Thiers

    French statesman and historian, first president of the Third French Republic, b. at Marseilles, ...
    Thignica

    Thignica

    A titular see in Numidia. The Roman Curia's official list of titular sees places Thignica in ...
    Thijm, Joseph Albert Alberdingk

    Joseph Albert Alberdingk Thijm

    Born at Amsterdam, 8 July, 1820; d. there, 17 March, 1889. After finishing his studies in his ...
    Thijm, Peter Paul Maria Alberdingk

    Peter Paul Maria Alberdingk Thijm

    Brother of Joseph Alberdingk Thijm , b. at Amsterdam, 21 Oct., 1827, d. at Louvain, 1 Feb., ...
    Thimelby, Richard

    Richard Thimelby

    ( Alias ASHBY) Missionary priest, b. in Lincolnshire, England, 1614; d. at St. Omer's, ...
    Third Orders

    Third Orders

    I. GENERAL Third Orders signify in general lay members of religious orders, i.e. men and women ...
    Thirty Years War

    The Thirty Years War

    The Thirty Years War (1618-48), though pre-eminently a German war, was also of great importance ...
    Thmuis

    Thmuis

    A titular see in Augustamnica Prima, suffragan of Pelusium ; a city of Lower Egypt, on the ...
    Thomas á Jesu

    Thomas a Jesu

    (Diaz Sanchez de Avila). Discalced Carmelite, writer on mystical theology, born at Baeza, ...
    Thomas à Kempis

    Thomas a Kempis

    Author of the "Imitation of Christ" , born at Kempen in the Diocese of Cologne, in 1379 or 1380; ...
    Thomas Abel, Blessed

    Blessed Thomas Abel

    (Also ABLE, or ABELL.) Priest and martyr, born about 1497; died 30 July, 1540. He was ...
    Thomas Alfield, Venerable

    Ven. Thomas Alfield

    (AUFIELD, ALPHILDE, HAWFIELD, OFFELDUS; alias BADGER). Priest, born at Gloucestershire; ...
    Thomas Aquinas, Saint

    St. Thomas Aquinas

    Philosopher, theologian, doctor of the Church ( Angelicus Doctor ), patron of Catholic ...
    Thomas Atkinson, Venerable

    Ven. Thomas Atkinson

    Martyred at York, 11 March, l6l6. He was born in the East Riding of Yorkshire, was ordained ...
    Thomas Becket, Saint

    St. Thomas Becket

    Martyr, Archbishop of Canterbury, born at London, 21 December, 1118 (?); died at Canterbury, 29 ...
    Thomas Belchiam, Venerable

    Venerable Thomas Belchiam

    A Franciscan martyr in the reign of Henry VIII, date of birth uncertain; d. 3 August 1537. He ...
    Thomas Christians, Saint

    St. Thomas Christians

    An ancient body of Christians on the east and west coasts of India, claiming spiritual descent ...
    Thomas Cottam, Blessed

    Bl. Thomas Cottam

    Martyr, born 1549, in Lancashire; executed at Tyburn, 30 May, 1582. His parents, Laurence cottam ...
    Thomas Ford, Blessed

    Bl. Thomas Ford

    Born in Devonshire; died at Tyburn, 28 May, 1582. He incepted M.A. at Trinity College, Oxford, 14 ...
    Thomas Garnet, Saint

    St. Thomas Garnet

    Protomartyr of St. Omer and therefore of Stonyhurst College; b. at Southwark, c. 1575; executed ...
    Thomas Johnson, Blessed

    Bl. Thomas Johnson

    Carthusian martyr, died in Newgate gaol, London, 20 September, 1537. On 18 May, 1537, the twenty ...
    Thomas More, Saint

    St. Thomas More

    Saint, knight, Lord Chancellor of England, author and martyr, born in London, 7 February, ...
    Thomas of Beckington

    Thomas of Beckington

    (BEKYNTON.) Bishop of Bath and Wells, born at Beckington, Somerset, about 1390; died at ...
    Thomas of Bradwardine

    Thomas of Bradwardine

    (BRAGWARDIN, BRANDNARDINUS, BREDWARDYN, BRADWARDYN, DE BREDEWARDINA). Born about 1290; died in ...
    Thomas of Cantimpré

    Thomas of Cantimpre

    Medieval writer, preacher, and theologian, born of noble parentage at Leuw St. Pierre near ...
    Thomas of Celano

    Thomas of Celano

    Friar Minor, poet, andhagiographical writer, born at Celano in the Province of the Abruzzi, about ...
    Thomas of Dover

    Thomas of Dover

    Martyr ; died 2 or 5 August, 1295. On the above date the French ravaged Dover with fire and ...
    Thomas of Hereford

    St. Thomas of Hereford

    (THOMAS DE CANTELUPE). Born at Hambledon, Buckinghamshire, England, about 1218; died at ...
    Thomas of Jesus

    Thomas of Jesus

    (THOMAS DE ANDRADA). Reformer and preacher, born at Lisbon, 1529; died at Sagena, Morocco, 17 ...
    Thomas of Jorz

    Thomas of Jorz

    (Often but erroneously called JOYCE and frequently referred to as ANGLUS or ANGLICUS). ...
    Thomas of Strasburg

    Thomas of Strasburg

    A fourteenth-century scholastic of the Augustinian Order, born, according to some writers, at ...
    Thomas of Villanova, Saint

    St. Thomas of Villanova

    Educator, philanthropist, born at Fuentellana, Spain, 1488; died at Valencia, 8 September, 1555. ...
    Thomas Percy, Blessed

    Bl. Thomas Percy

    Earl of Northumberland, martyr, born in 1528; died at York, 22 August, 1572. He was the eldest ...
    Thomas Sherwood, Blessed

    Bl. Thomas Sherwood

    Martyr, born in London, 1551; died at Tyburn, London, 7 February, 1578. His parents also ...
    Thomas the Apostle, Saint

    St. Thomas the Apostle

    Little is recorded of St. Thomas the Apostle, nevertheless thanks to the fourth Gospel his ...
    Thomas Thwing, Venerable

    Ven. Thomas Thwing

    Martyr. Born at Heworth Hall, near York, in 1635; suffered at York, 23 Oct., 1680. His father was ...
    Thomas Woodhouse, Blessed

    Bl. Thomas Woodhouse

    Martyr who suffered at Tyburn 19 June, 1573, being disembowelled alive. Ordained in Mary's ...
    Thomas, Charles L.A.

    Charles L.A. Thomas

    French composer, born at Metz, 5 August, 1811; died at Paris, 12 February, 1896. He gained the ...
    Thomassin, Louis

    Louis Thomassin

    Theologian and French Oratorian, b. at Aix-en-Provence 28 Aug., 1619; d. in Paris, 24 Dec., ...
    Thomism

    Thomism

    In a broad sense, Thomism is the name given to the system which follows the teaching of St. ...
    Thompson River Indians

    Thompson River Indians

    (THOMPSON INDIANS). An important tribe of British Columbia of Salishan linguistic stock, also ...
    Thompson, Blessed James

    Bl. James Thompson

    (Also known as James Hudson). Martyr, born in or near York; having nearly all his life in that ...
    Thompson, Edward Healy and Harriet Diana

    Edward and Harriet Thompson

    The name of two English converts : (1) Edward Healy and (2) Harriet Diana. Edward Healy ...
    Thompson, Francis

    Francis Thompson

    Poet, b. at Preston, Lancashire, 18 Dec., 1859; d. in London, 13 Nov., 1907. He came from the ...
    Thompson, Right Honourable Sir John Sparrow David

    Right Honourable Sir John Sparrow David Thompson

    Jurist and first Catholic Premier of Canada, b. at Halifax, Nova Scotia , 10 Nov., 1844; d. ...
    Thonissen, Jean-Joseph

    Jean-Joseph Thonissen

    Professor of law at the University of Louvain, minister in the Belgian Government, b. at ...
    Thorlaksson, Arni

    Arni Thorlaksson

    An Icelandic bishop, b. in Iceland, 1237; d. at Bergen, 1297. While a deacon, he visited ...
    Thorney Abbey

    Thorney Abbey

    (i.e. "the isle of thorns", anciently called ANCARIG). Thorney Abbey, in Cambridgeshire, ...
    Thorns, Crown of

    Crown of Thorns

    Although Our Saviour's Crown of Thorns is mentioned by three Evangelists and is often alluded ...
    Thorns, Feast of the Crown of

    Feast of the Crown of Thorns

    The first feast in honour of the Crown of Thorns ( Festum susceptionis coronae Domini ) was ...
    Thorpe, Venerable Robert

    Venerable Robert Thorpe

    Priest and martyr, b. in Yorkshire; suffered at York, 15 May, 1591. He reached the English ...
    Thou, Jacques-Auguste de

    Jacques-Auguste de Thou

    French historian, b. at Paris, 8 October, 1553; d. there, 7 May, 1617. The son of Christophe de ...
    Thou, Nicolas de

    Nicolas de Thou

    Bishop of Chartres, uncle of the historian Jacques-Auguste de Thou, b. at Paris, 1528; d. at ...
    Three Chapters

    Three Chapters

    The Three chapters ( trîa kephálaia ) were propositions anathematizing : (1) the ...
    Three Rivers

    Three Rivers (Quebec)

    DIOCESE OF THREE RIVERS (TRIFLUVIANENSIS) Formed from the Archdiocese of Quebec , to which it ...
    Throne

    Throne

    (Latin thronus, cathedra, sedes episcopalis ), the seat the bishop uses when not engaged at ...
    Thuburbo Minus

    Thuburbo Minus

    A titular see in Africa Proconsularis, suffragan of Carthage. Thuburbo Minus is mentioned in ...
    Thugga

    Thugga

    Titular see of Numidia, perhaps the Numidian fortress of Tocai mentioned about 305 B.C. by ...
    Thugut, Johann Amadeus Franz de Paula

    Johann Amadeus Franz de Paula Thugut

    Austrian statesman, born at Linz, 31 March, 1736; died at Vienna, 28 May, 1818. He was the son of ...
    Thulis, Venerable John

    Ven. John Thulis

    English martyr, born at Up Holland, Lancashire, probably about 1568; suffered at Lancaster, 18 ...
    Thun-Hohenstein, Count Leo

    Count Leo Thun-Hohenstein

    Austrian statesman, b. at the family castle of Tetschen in Bohemia, 7 April, 1811; d. at Vienna, ...
    Thundering Legion

    Thundering Legion

    ( Legio fulminata , or fulminea , not fulminatrix ). The story of the Thundering Legion ...
    Thuringia

    Thuringia

    The name Thuringia is given to a large part of Central Germany, bounded on the west by the ...
    Thurmayr, Johannes

    Johannes Thurmayr

    (Called AVENTINUS from the place of his birth) Born at Abensberg, Bavaria, 4 July, 1477; died ...
    Thyatira

    Thyatira

    A titular suffragan see of Sardes in Lydia. According to Stephanus Byzantius, the name was ...
    Thynias

    Thynias

    A titular see, suffragan of Nicomedia, in Bithynia Prima. It is an island situated in the Black ...
    Thyräus, Hermann

    Hermann Thryaus

    German Jesuit, b. at Neuss on the Rhine, 1532; d. at Mainz, 26 October, 1591. He studied first ...
    Tiara

    Tiara

    The papal crown, a costly covering for the head, ornamented with precious stones and pearls, ...
    Tibaldi, Pellegrino

    Pellegrino Tibaldi

    Known also as Pellegrino da Bologna and as Pellegrino Pellegrini; decorator, mural painter, and ...
    Tiberias

    Tiberias

    Titular see, suffragan of Scythopolis, in Palaestina Secunda. The town of Tiberias was founded on ...
    Tiberias, Sea of

    Sea of Galilee

    So called in John 21:1 (cf. 6:1 ), otherwise known as "the sea of Galilee" ( Matthew 4:18 ; Mark ...
    Tiberiopolis

    Tiberiopolis

    Titular see in Phrygia Pacatiana. Tiberiopolis is mentioned by Ptolemy (V, 2, 25); Socrates ...
    Tiberius

    Tiberius

    The second Roman emperor ( A. D. 14-37), b. 16 November, 42 B. C. , d. 16 March, A. D. 37. ...
    Tibet

    Tibet

    A vast plateau, about 463,320 square miles, about 1240 miles in its greatest length from east to ...
    Tiburtius and Susanna, Saints

    Sts. Tiburtius and Susanna

    Roman martyrs, feast 11 August. The story is related in the legend of St. Sebastian that ...
    Ticelia

    Ticelia

    Titular see, suffragan of Cyrene, in the Libya Pentapolis. Under this name it is not found in any ...
    Tichborne, Ven. Nicholas

    Ven. Nicholas Tichborne

    Martyr, b. at Hartley Mauditt, Hampshire; suffered at Tyburn, London, 24 Aug., 1601. He was a ...
    Tichborne, Ven. Thomas

    Ven. Thomas Tichborne

    Born at Hartley, Hampshire, 1567; martyred at Tyburn, London, 20 April, 1602. He was educated ...
    Ticonius

    Ticonius

    (Also TYCONIUS, TYCHONIUS, etc.) An African Donatist writer of the fourth century who ...
    Ticuna Indians

    Ticuna Indians

    A tribe of Indians of some importance, constituting a distinct linguistic stock, inhabiting the ...
    Tieffentaller, Joseph

    Joseph Tieffentaller

    Jesuit missionary and noted geographer in Hindustan, b. at Bozen in the Tyrol, 27 August, 1710; ...
    Tiepolo

    Tiepolo

    Giovanni Battista (Giambattista) Tiepolo Born in Venice in 1696; died at Madrid, 27 March, 1770. ...
    Tierney, Mark Aloysius

    Mark Aloysius Tierney

    Born at Brighton, Sept., 1795; died at Arundel, 19 Feb., 1862. After his early schooling with the ...
    Tigris, Saint

    St. Tigris

    Irish saint, sister of St. Patrick. Much obscurity attaches to her life, and she has been ...
    Tillemont, Louis-Sébastien Le Nain de

    Louis-Sebastien Le Nain de Tillemont

    French historian and priest, b. at Paris, 30 November, 1637; d. there, 10 January, 1698; he was ...
    Tilly, Johannes Tserclæs, Count of

    Count of Tilly

    Born at Brabant in 1559; died at Ingolstadt in April, 1632. He was a member of a noble family of ...
    Timbrias

    Timbrias

    A titular see in Pisidia, suffragan of Antioch. It is called Thymbrium in the official lists ...
    Time

    Time

    The problem of time is one of the most difficult and most keenly debated in the field of natural ...
    Timothy and Symphorian, Saints

    Sts. Timotheus and Symphorian

    Martyrs whose feast is observed on 22 August. During the pontificate of Melchiades (311-13), ...
    Timothy and Titus, Epistles to

    Epistles to Timothy and Titus

    (T HE P ASTORALS STS. TIMOTHY AND TITUS Saints Timothy and Titus were two of the most beloved ...
    Timucua Indians

    Timucua Indians

    A principal group or confederacy of Ancient Florida, notable for the successful missions ...
    Tincker, Mary Agnes

    Mary Agnes Tincker

    Novelist, born at Ellsworth, Maine, 18 July, 1833; died at Boston, Massachusetts, 4 December, ...
    Tingis

    Tingis

    A titular see of Mauretania Tingitana (the official list of the Roman Curia places it in ...
    Tinin

    See of Tinin (Dalmatia)

    SEE OF TININ (KNIN). Located in Dalmatia ; suffragan to Kalocsa-Bacs. Knin is a town on ...
    Tinos and Mykonos

    Tinos and Mykonos

    DIOCESE OF TINOS AND MYKONOS (TINENSIS ET MYCONENSIS) A Latin diocese of the Cyclades, ...
    Tintern Abbey

    Tintern Abbey

    This abbey, in Monmouthshire, England [actually Wales -- Ed. ], was founded in 1131 by ...
    Tintoretto, Il

    Il Tintoretto

    (J ACOPO R OBUSTI ) Italian painter, b. at Venice, 1518; d. there 1594. His father was a ...
    Tipasa

    Tipasa

    A titular see of Numidia. The Phoenician word signifies passage. Early in its history we find ...
    Tiraboschi, Girolamo

    Girolamo Tiraboschi

    Italian scholar, b. in the region of Bergamo, 1731; d. 3 June, 1794. At an early age he entered ...
    Tiraspol

    Tiraspol

    DIOCESE OF TIRASPOL (or CHERSONESE) (TIRASPOLENSIS; CHERSONENSIS) Diocese in Southern Russia ...
    Tisio da Garofalo, Benvenuto

    Benvenuto Tisio da Garofalo

    An Italian painter of the Ferrarese school ; b. in 1481 at Garofalo, whence, as was the ...
    Tissot, James

    James Tissot

    (JOSEPH-JACQUES TISSOT) French draughtsman and painter, b. at Nantes, 15 Oct., 1836; d. at ...
    Tithes

    Tithes

    (Anglo-Saxon teotha , a tenth). Generally defined as "the tenth part of the increase arising ...
    Tithes, Lay

    Lay Tithes

    Under this heading must be distinguished (1) secular tithes, which subjects on crown-estates were ...
    Titian

    Titian

    (T IZIANO V ECELLI , called T ITIAN ). The greatest of Venetian painters, born at Pieve ...
    Titopolis

    Titiopolis

    (TITIOPOLIS) Titular see, suffragan of Seleucia Trachaea in Isauria. Le Quien (Oriens ...
    Titulus

    Titulus

    In pagan times titulus signified an inscription on stone, and later the stone which marked ...
    Titus

    Titus

    Roman Emperor 79-81, b. 30 Dec., 41; d. 13 Sept., 81; son of the Emperor Vespasian, and from the ...
    Titus and Timothy, Epistles to

    Epistles to Timothy and Titus

    (T HE P ASTORALS STS. TIMOTHY AND TITUS Saints Timothy and Titus were two of the most beloved ...
    Titus, Bishop of Bostra

    Titus, Bishop of Bostra

    Born about 362-371. Sozomen (Hist. eccl., III, xiv) names Titus among the great men of the time ...
    Tius

    Tius

    (TIUM) Titular see, suffragan of Claudiopolis in Honorias. According to Strabo (542, 545) the ...
    Tivoli

    Tivoli

    DIOCESE OF TIVOLI (TIBURTINA) Diocese in the Province of Rome. The city in situated where the ...
    Tlaxcala

    Tlaxcala

    (TLAXCALENSIS) A former diocese of the colony of New Spain. It was the fifth diocese ...
    Tlos

    Tlos

    A titular see in Lycia, suffragan of Myra. Tlos was one of the six cities forming the Lycian ...
    Toaldo, Giuseppe

    Giuseppe Toaldo

    Priest and physicist, b. at Pianezze, 1719; d. at Padua, 1797. In his fourteenth year he entered ...
    Toba Indians

    Toba Indians

    One of the few still unconquered savage tribes of the great Chaco wilderness of South America, and ...
    Tobias

    Book of Tobias

    We shall first enumerate the various Biblical persons and then treat the book of this name. I. ...
    Tocqueville, Charles-Alexis-Henri-Maurice-Clerel de

    Alexis de Tocqueville

    (CHARLES-ALEXIS-HENRI-MAURICE-CLEREL DE TOCQUEVILLE) Writer and statesman, b. at Verneuil, ...
    Todi

    Todi

    (T UDERTINA ). Diocese in Central Italy ; immediately dependent on the Holy See. The city ...
    Tokio

    Tokio (Tokyo)

    (Tokiensis) Archdiocese comprising 21 provinces or 15 departments with a population of over ...
    Toledo (Ohio)

    Toledo (Ohio)

    (Toletana in America) A diocese in Ohio, U.S.A. formed out of the Diocese of Cleveland and ...
    Toledo (Spain)

    Toledo (Spain)

    ARCHDIOCESE OF TOLEDO (TOLETANENSIS) Primatial see of Spain, whose archbishop, raised almost ...
    Toledo, Francisco

    Francisco Toledo

    Philosopher, theologian, and exegete, son of an actuary, b. at Córdova, 4 Oct., 1532; d. ...
    Tolentino and Macerata

    Macerata and Tolentino

    Located in the Marches, Central Italy. Macerata is a provincial capital, situated on a hill, ...
    Toleration, History of

    History of Toleration

    In any attempt to deal historically with the attitude of the Church towards religious toleration ...
    Toleration, Religious

    Religious Toleration

    Toleration in general signifies patient forbearance in the presence of an evil which one is ...
    Tolomei, John Baptist

    John Baptist Tolomei

    A distinguished Jesuit theologian and cardinal, born of noble parentage, at Camberaia, between ...
    Tomb

    Tomb

    A memorial for the dead at the place of burial, customary, especially for distinguished persons, ...
    Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Tomb of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    The tomb of the Blessed Virgin is venerated in the Valley of Cedron, near Jerusalem. Modern ...
    Tomb, Altar

    Altar Tomb

    A tomb, or monument, over a grave, oblong in form, which is covered with a slab or table, having ...
    Tomi

    Tomi

    A titular metropolitan see in the Province of Scythia, on the Black Sea. It was a Greek colony ...
    Tommasi, Blessed Giuseppe Maria

    Bl. Giuseppe Maria Tommasi

    A Cardinal, noted for his learning, humility, and zeal for reform; born at Licata, Sicily, of ...
    Tongerloo, Abbey of

    Abbey of Tongerloo

    Located near Antwerp, Belgium, founded in 1128 in honour of the Blessed Virgin, by de ...
    Tongiorgi, Salvator

    Salvator Tongiorgi

    Philosopher, born at Rome, Italy, 25 December, 1820; d. there, 12 November, 1865. At the age of ...
    Tongues, Gift of

    Gift of Tongues (Glossolalia)

    (Glossolaly, glossolalia ). A supernatural gift of the class gratiae gratis datae , ...
    Tonica Indians

    Tonica Indians

    (Or TUNICA). A small tribe constituting a distinct linguistic stock living, when first known ...
    Tonkawa Indians

    Tonkawa Indians

    A tribal group or confederacy, of low culture status and constituting a distinct linguistic stock, ...
    Tonsure

    Tonsure

    ( Latin tondere , "to shear") A sacred rite instituted by the Church by which a baptized ...
    Tootell, Hugh

    Hugh Tootell

    Commonly known as Charles Dodd. Historian, b. in 1671 or 1672, at Durton-in-Broughton, ...
    Torah

    Torah

    I. USE OF WORD Torah, (cf. Hiph. of ), signifies first "direction, instruction", as, for ...
    Torbido, Francesco

    Francesco Torbido

    Often called IL MORO (The Moor). Veronese painter and engraver, b. at Verona about 1486; ...
    Toribio Alfonso Mogrovejo, Saint

    St. Toribio Alfonso Mogrovejo

    Archbishop of Lima ; b. at Mayorga, León, Spain, 1538; d. near Lima Peru, 23 March ...
    Tornielli, Girolamo Francesco

    Girolamo Francesco Tornielli

    Italian Jesuit, preacher and writer, b. at Cameri, 1 Febreuary, 1693, of a distinguished family ...
    Torone

    Torone

    A titular see in Macedonia, suffragan of Thessalonica. Torone was a colony of Chalcideans from ...
    Toronto

    Toronto

    (TORONTINA). Located in the Province of Ontario , Canada. When constituted a diocese, it ...
    Torquemada, Tomás de

    Tomas de Torquemada

    First Grand Inquisitor of Spain, born at Valladolid in 1420; died at Avila, 16 September, ...
    Torres Naharro, Bartolemé de

    Bartolome de Torres Naharro

    Spanish poet and dramatist, b. at Torres, near Badajoz, towards the end of the fifteenth ...
    Torres, Francisco

    Francisco Torres

    (TURRIANUS.) Hellenist and polemicist, born in Herrera, Palencia, about 1509; died at Rome, ...
    Torricelli, Evangelista

    Evangelista Torricelli

    Italian mathematician and physicist, born at Faenza, 15 October, 1608; died at Florence, 25 ...
    Torrubia, José

    Jose Torrubia

    Born towards the end of the seventeenth century at Granada, Spain ; died in 1768 in the ...
    Tortona

    Tortona

    DIOCESE OF TORTONA (DERTONENSIS) Diocese in Piedmont, Italy. The city is situated on the ...
    Tortosa

    Tortosa

    DIOCESE OF TORTOSA (DERTHUSENSIS, DERTUSA). Located in Spain, suffragan of Tarragona ; ...
    Toscanella and Viterbo

    Viterbo and Toscanella

    (VITERBIENSIS ET TUSCANENSIS). The city of Viterbo in the Province of Rome stands at the foot ...
    Toscanelli, Paolo dal Pozzo

    Paolo Dal Pozzo Toscanelli

    Mathematician, astronomer, and cosmographer, b. at Florence in 1397; d. there, 10 May, 1482. ...
    Tosephta

    Tosephta

    ( Hebrew = addition, supplement ) Tosephta is the name of compilation of ...
    Tostado, Alonso

    Alonso Tostado

    (ALONSO TOSTATUS) Exegete, b. at Madrigal, Castile, about 1400; d. at Bonilla de la Sierra, ...
    Tosti, Luigi

    Luigi Tosti

    Benedictine historian, b. at Naples 13 Feb., 1811; d. at Monte Cassino, 24 Sept., 1897. His ...
    Totemism

    Totemism

    Totemism from ote , root ot , possessive form otem , in the Ojibway dialect of the ...
    Totonac Indians

    Totonac Indians

    One of the smaller cultured nations of ancient Mexico, occupying at the time of the Spanish ...
    Touchet, George Anselm

    George Anselm Touchet

    Born at Stalbridge, Dorset; died about 1689. He was second son of Mervyn, twelfth Lord Audley, ...
    Toulouse

    Toulouse

    A RCHDIOCESE OF T OULOUSE (T OLOSENSIS ) Includes the Department of Haute-Garonne. As ...
    Tournély, Honoré

    Honore Tournely

    Theologian, b. Antibes, Provence, 28 August, 1658; d. at Paris, 26 December 1729. His parents ...
    Tournai

    Tournai

    DIOCESE OF TOURNAI (Latin TURNACUM, TORNACUM; Flemish, DOORNIJK — TORNACENSIS) Diocese ...
    Tournefort, Joseph Pitton de

    Joseph Pitton de Tournefort

    French botanist, b. at Aix in Provence, 5 June, 1656; d. at Paris, 28 Dec., 1708. After his ...
    Tournon, Charles-Thomas Maillard de

    Charles-Thomas Maillard de Tournon

    Papal legate to India and China, cardinal, born of a noble Savoyard family at Turin, 21 ...
    Touron, Antoine

    Antoine Touron

    Dominican biographer and historian, born at Graulhet, Tarn, France, on 5 September, 1686; died ...
    Tours

    Tours

    (TURONENSIS.) Comprises the Department of Indre-et-Loire, and was re-established by the ...
    Toustain, Charles-François

    Charles-Francois Toustain

    French Benedictine, and member of the Congregation of St-Maur, born at Repas in the Diocese of ...
    Touttée, Antoine-Augustin

    Antoine-Augustin Touttee

    A French Benedictine of the Maurist Congregation, b. at Riom, Department of Puy-de-Dôme, ...
    Tower of Babel

    Tower of Babel

    The "Tower of Babel" is the name of the building mentioned in Genesis 11:19 . History of the ...
    Tracy, Alexandre de Prouville, Marquis de

    Alexandre de Prouville, Marquis de Tracy

    Viceroy of New France, born in France, 1603, of noble parents ; died there in 1670. A soldier ...
    Tradition and Living Magisterium

    Tradition and Living Magisterium

    The word tradition (Greek paradosis ) in the ecclesiastical sense, which is the only one in ...
    Traditionalism

    Traditionalism

    A philosophical system which makes tradition the supreme criterion and rule of certitude. ...
    Traducianism

    Traducianism

    Traducianism ( tradux , a shoot or sprout, and more specifically a vine branch made to take root ...
    Trajan

    Trajan

    Emperor of Rome (A.D. 98-117), b. at Italica Spain, 18 September, 53; d. 7 August, 117. He ...
    Trajanopolis

    Trajanopolis

    Titular metropolitan see of Rhodope. The city owes its foundation or restoration to Trajan. Le ...
    Trajanopolis

    Trajanopolis

    A titular see of Phrygia Pacatiana, suffragan of Laodicea. The only geographer who speaks ...
    Tralles

    Tralles

    A titular see, suffragan of Ephesus in Asia Minor. It was founded, it is said, by the Argians ...
    Trani and Barletta

    Trani and Barletta

    (T RANEN , et Barolen.) Diocese in Italy. The city of Trani is situated on the Adriatic in ...
    Transcendentalism

    Transcendentalism

    The terms transcendent and transcendental are used in various senses, all of which, as a ...
    Transept

    Transept

    A rectangular space inserted between the apse and nave in the early Christian basilica. It ...
    Transfiguration

    Transfiguration

    The Transfiguration of Christ is the culminating point of His public life, as His Baptism is ...
    Transfiguration of Christ, Feast of the

    Feast of the Transfiguration of Christ

    Observed on August 6 to commemorate the manifestation of the Divine glory recorded by St. ...
    Transubstantiation

    The Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

    In this article we shall consider: the fact of the Real Presence , which is, indeed, the central ...
    Transvaal

    Transvaal

    Vicariate apostolic ; lies between 23° 3' and 27° 30' S. lat., and 25° and 32° ...
    Transylvania

    Transylvania

    (Also TRANSYLVANIENSIS or ERDELY). Diocese in Hungary, suffragan of Kalocsa Bács. The ...
    Trapani

    Trapani

    (TREPANENSIS). Diocese in Sicily, suffragan of Palermo. The city is the capital of a ...
    Trapezopolis

    Trapezopolis

    A titular see in Phrygia Pacatiana, suffragan to Laodicea. Trapezopolis was a town of Caria ...
    Trappists

    Trappists

    The common name by which the Cistercians who follow the reform inaugurated by the Abbot de ...
    Trasilla and Emiliana, Saints

    Sts. Trasilla and Emiliana

    Aunts of St. Gregory the Great, virgins in the sixth century, given in the Roman Martyrology, ...
    Treason, Accusations of

    Accusations of Treason

    A common misrepresentation concerning the Elizabethan persecution of English and Irish Catholics ...
    Trebizond

    Trebizond

    (TRAPEZUNTINA). An Armenian Catholic diocese. The city owes its ancient name to the fact that ...
    Trebnitz

    Trebnitz

    A former abbey of Cistercian nuns, situated north of Breslau in Silesia. It was founded in ...
    Tredway, Lettice Mary

    Lettice Mary Tredway

    (Called "Lady" Tredway) Born 1595; died Oct., 1677; daughter of Sir Walter Tredway, of Buckley ...
    Tregian, Francis

    Francis Tregian

    Confessor, b. in Cornwall, 1548; d. at Lisbon, 25 Sept., 1608. He was son of Thomas Tregian of ...
    Tremithus

    Tremithus

    Titular see, suffragan of Salamis in Cyprus. The city is mentioned by Ptolemy (Geog., V, xiii, ...
    Trent

    Trent

    (TRIDENTUM; TRIDENTINA). Diocese ; suffragan of Salzburg. Trent became universally known ...
    Trent, Council of

    Council of Trent

    The nineteenth ecumenical council opened at Trent on 13 December, 1545, and closed there on 4 ...
    Trenton

    Trenton

    (T RENTONENSIS ). Diocese created 15 July, 1881, suffragan of New York, comprises Atlantic, ...
    Tresham, Sir Thomas

    Sir Thomas Tresham

    Knight Bachelor (in or before 1524), Grand Prior of England in the Order of Knights ...
    Treviso

    Treviso

    (TARVISINA). Diocese in Venetia (Northern Italy ). The capital is surrounded by the River ...
    Tribe, Jewish

    Jewish Tribe

    ( Phyle, tribus .) The earlier Hebrew term rendered in our English versions by the word ...
    Tricarico, Diocese of

    Tricarico

    (TRICARICENSIS.) Located in the Province of Potenza in the Basilicata (Southern Italy ), near ...
    Tricassin, Charles Joseph

    Charles Joseph Tricassin

    One of the greatest theologians of the Capuchin Order, b. at Troyes ; d. in 1681. There is but ...
    Tricca

    Tricca

    Titular see, suffragan of Larissa in Thessaly. It was an ancient city of Thessaly, near the River ...
    Trichinopoly, Diocese of

    Trichinopoly

    (TRICHINOPOLITAN.) Located in India, suffragan of Bombay, comprises the south east portion of ...
    Trichur

    Trichur

    (TRICHURENSIS.) Vicariate Apostolic in India, one of the three vicariates of the Syro-Malabar ...
    Tricomia

    Tricomia

    Titular see, suffragan of Caesarea in Palaestina Prima. It is mentioned in George of Cyprus ...
    Triduum

    Triduum

    (Three days). A time frequently chosen for prayer or for other devout practices, whether ...
    Trier

    Trier

    (TREVIRENSIS) Diocese ; suffragan of Cologne; includes in the Prussian province of the ...
    Triesnecker, Francis a Paula

    Francis a Paula Triesnecker

    Astronomer, b. at Kirchberg on the Wagram, in Lower Austria, 2 April, 1745; d. at Vienna 29 ...
    Triest-Capo d'Istria

    Triest-Capo d'Istria

    (TERGESTINA ET JUSTINOPOLITANA.) Suffragan diocese of Görz-Gradiska ; exists as a ...
    Trincomalee

    Trincomalee

    (TRINCOMALIENSIS.) Located in Ceylon, suffragan of Colombo, was created in 1893 by a division ...
    Trinità di Cava dei Tirrenti, Abbey of

    Abbey of Trinita di Cava Dei Tirreni

    Located in the Province of Salerno. It stands in a gorge of the Finestre Hills near Cava dei ...
    Trinitarians, Order of

    Order of Trinitarians

    The redemption of captives has always been regarded in the Church as a work of mercy, as is ...
    Trinity College

    Trinity College

    An institution for the higher education of Catholic women, located at Washington, D.C., and ...
    Trinity Sunday

    Trinity Sunday

    The first Sunday after Pentecost, instituted to honour the Most Holy Trinity. In the early ...
    Trinity, The Blessed

    The Blessed Trinity

    This article is divided as follows: I. Dogma of the Trinity; II. Proof of the Doctrine from ...
    Triple-Candlestick

    Triple-Candlestick

    A name given along with several others (e.g. reed, tricereo, arundo, triangulum, lumen Christi ...
    Trissino, Giangiorgio

    Giangiorgio Trissino

    Italian poet and scholar, b. of a patrician family at Vicenza in 1478; d. at Rome, 8 ...
    Tritheists

    Tritheists

    (TRITHEITES). Heretics who divide the Substance of the Blessed Trinity. (1) Those who are ...
    Trithemius, John

    John Trithemius

    A famous scholar and Benedictine abbot, b. at Trittenheim on the Moselle, 1 February, 1462; d. at ...
    Trivento

    Trivento

    (Triventensis) Diocese in southern Italy. The earliest bishop was St. Castus of an uncertain ...
    Trivet, Nicholas

    Nicholas Trivet

    (Or "Trevet" as he himself wrote it) B. about 1258; d. 1328. He was the son of Thomas Trevet, a ...
    Troas

    Troas

    A suffragan of Cyzicus in the Hellespont. The city was first called Sigia; it was enlarged and ...
    Trocmades

    Trocmades

    (Trocmada) Titular see of Galatia Secunda, suffragan of Pessinus. No geographer or historian ...
    Trokelowe, John de

    John de Trokelowe

    (THROWLOW, or THORLOW) A monastic chronicler still living in 1330, but the dates of whose birth ...
    Trondhjem, Ancient See of

    Ancient See of Trondhjem

    (NIDAROS). In Norway it was the kings who introduced Christianity, which first became ...
    Trope

    Trope

    Definition and Description Trope, in the liturgico-hymnological sense, is a collective name ...
    Tropology, Scriptural

    Scriptural Tropology

    The theory and practice of interpreting the figurative meaning of Holy Writ. The literal meaning, ...
    Troy, John Thomas

    John Thomas Troy

    Archbishop of Dublin ; b. in the parish of Blanchardstown, near Dublin, 10 May, 1739; d. at ...
    Troyes

    Troyes

    (TRECENSIS). Diocese comprising the Department of Aube. Re-established in 1802 as a suffragan ...
    Truce of God

    Truce of God

    The Truce of God is a temporary suspension of hostilities, as distinct from the Peace of God ...
    Truchsess von Waldburg, Otto

    Otto Truchsess von Waldburg

    Cardinal-Bishop of Augsburg (1543-73), b. at Castle Scheer in Swabia, 26 Feb., 1514; d. at ...
    Trudo, Saint

    St. Trudo

    (TRON, TROND, TRUDON, TRUTJEN, TRUYEN). Apostle of Hasbein in Brabant; d. 698 (693). Feast 23 ...
    Trudpert, Saint

    St. Trudpert

    Missionary in Germany in the seventh century. He is generally called a Celtic monk from ...
    True Cross, The

    The True Cross

    (AND REPRESENTATIONS OF IT AS OBJECTS OF DEVOTION). (1) Growth Of the Christian Cult ; (2) ...
    Trueba, Antonio de

    Antonio de Trueba

    Spanish poet and folklorist, b. at Montellana, Biscay, in 1821; d. at Bilbao, 10 March, 1889. In ...
    Trujillo

    Trujillo

    Diocese comprising the Departments of Lambayeque, Libertad, Pinra, and the Province of Tumbes, ...
    Trullo, Council in

    Council in Trullo

    This particular council of Constantinople, held in 692 under Justinian II, is generally known as ...
    Trumpets, Feast of

    Feast of Trumpets

    The first day of Tishri (October), the seventh month of the Hebrew year. Two trumpets are ...
    Trumwin, Saint

    Saint Trumwin

    (TRIUMWINI, TRUMUINI). Died at Whitby, Yorkshire, England, after 686. He was consecrated by ...
    Trustee System

    Trustee System

    I In the exercise of her inherent right of administering property, the Church often appoints ...
    Trusts and Bequests

    Trusts and Bequests

    A trust has been defined, in its technical sense, as the right enforceable solely in equity to ...
    Truth

    Truth

    Truth (Anglo-Saxon tréow, tryw, truth, preservation of a compact, from a Teutonic base ...
    Truth Societies, Catholic

    Catholic Truth Societies

    This article will treat of Catholic Truth Societies in the chronological order of their ...
    Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha

    Tryphon, Respicius, and Nympha

    Martyrs whose feast is observed in the Latin Church on 10 November. Tryphon is said to have ...
    Tschiderer zu Gleifheim, Johann Nepomuk von

    Tschiderer Zu Gleifheim

    Bishop of Trent, b. at Bozen, 15 Feb., 1777; d. at Trent, 3 Dec., 1860. He sprang from a family ...
    Tschupick, John Nepomuk

    John Nepomuk Tschupick

    A celebrated preacher, b. at Vienna, 7 or 12 April, 1729; d. there, 20 July, 1784. He entered the ...
    Tuam

    Tuam

    (TUAMENSIS). The Archdiocese of Tuam, the metropolitan see of Connacht, extends, roughly ...
    Tuam, School of

    School of Tuam

    (Irish, Tuaim da Ghualann , or the "Mound of the two Shoulders"). The School of Tuam was ...
    Tubunae

    Tubunae

    A titular see in Mauretania Caesariensis, according to the "Gerachia cattolica", or in Numidia ...
    Tucson

    Tucson

    (T UCSONENSIS ). Suffragan of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe. It comprises the State of ...
    Tucumán

    Tucuman

    (T UCUMANENSIS ). Suffragan to Buenos Aires, erected from the Diocese of Salta on 15 ...
    Tudela

    Tudela

    (TUTELÆ, TUTELENSIS). Diocese in Spain. The episcopal city has a population of 9213. ...
    Tuguegarao

    Tuguegarao

    (TUGUEGARAONENSIS). Diocese in the Philippines ; situated in the north-eastern section of ...
    Tulancingo

    Tulancingo

    (D E T ULANCINGO ). Diocese in the Mexican Republic, suffragan of Mexico. Its area is ...
    Tulasne, Louis-René

    Louis-Rene Tulasne

    A noted botanist, b. at Azay-le-Rideau, Dept of Indre-et-Loire, France, 12 Sept., 1815; d. at ...
    Tulle

    Tulle

    (TUTELENSIS). Diocese comprising the Department of Corrèze. It was suppressed by the ...
    Tunic

    Tunic

    By tunic is understood in general a vestment shaped like a sack, which has in the closed upper ...
    Tunis

    Tunis

    French protectorate on the northern coast of Africa. About the twelfth century before Christ ...
    Tunja

    Tunja

    (T UNQUENENSIS ). Diocese established in 1880 as a suffragan of Bogotá, in the ...
    Tunkers

    Tunkers

    ( German tunken , to dip) A Protestant sect thus named from its distinctive baptismal rite. ...
    Tunstall, Cuthbert

    Cuthbert Tunstall

    Bishop of London, later of Durham, b. at Hackforth, Yorkshire, in 1474; d. at Lambeth Palace, ...
    Tunstall, Venerable Thomas

    Ven. Thomas Tunstall

    Martyred at Norwich, 13 July, 1616. He was descended from the Tunstalls of Thurland, an ancient ...
    Tunsted, Simon

    Simon Tunsted

    English Minorite, b. at Norwich, year unknown; d. at Bruisyard, Suffolk, 1369. Having joined the ...
    Turgot, Anne-Robert-Jacques

    Anne-Robert-Jacques Turgot

    Baron de L' Aulne, French minister, born at Parish, 10 May, 1727; died there, 20 March, 1781. ...
    Turin

    Turin

    (Turino; Taurinensis) The City of Turin is the chief town of a civil province in Piedmont and ...
    Turin, Shroud of

    The Shroud of Turin

    This name is primarily given to a relic now preserved at Turin, for which the claim is made that ...
    Turin, University of

    The University of Turin

    The University of Turin was founded in 1404, when the lectures at Piacenza and Pavia were ...
    Turkestan

    Turkestan

    I. CHINESE TURKESTAN When Jenghiz Khan died (1227) his second son, Djagatai, had the greater part ...
    Turkish Empire

    Turkish Empire

    Created in the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries on the ruins of the Byzantine Empire, from the ...
    Turnebus, Adrian

    Adrian Turnebus

    Philologist, b. at Andely in Normandy in 1512; d. in Paris, 12 June, 1565. The accounts of the ...
    Turpin

    Turpin

    Archbishop of Reims, date of birth uncertain; d. 2 Sept., 800. He was a monk of St. Denis ...
    Tuscany

    Tuscany

    Tuscany, a division of central Italy, includes the provinces of Arezzo, Florence, Grosseto, ...
    Tuy

    Tuy

    (Tudensis.) Suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Santiago, comprises the civil provinces ...
    Twenge, Saint John

    St. John Twenge

    Last English saint canonized, canon regular, Prior of St. Mary's, Bridlington, b. near the ...
    Twiketal of Croyland

    Twiketal of Croyland

    (THURCYTEL, TURKETUL). Died July, 975. He was a cleric of royal descent, who is said to have ...
    Tyana

    Tyana

    A titular metropolitan see of Cappadocia Prima. The city must first have been called Thoana, ...
    Tychicus

    St. Tychicus

    A disciple of St. Paul and his constant companion. He was a native of the Roman province of ...
    Tynemouth Priory

    Tynemouth Priory

    Tynemouth Priory, on the east coast of Northumberland, England, occupied the site of an earlier ...
    Types in Scripture

    Types in Scripture

    Types, though denoted by the Greek word typoi , are not coextensive with the meaning of this ...
    Tyrannicide

    Tyrannicide

    Tyrannicide literally is the killing of a tyrant, and usually is taken to mean the killing of a ...
    Tyre

    Tyre

    (TYRUS.) Melchite archdiocese and Maronite diocese. The city is called in Hebrew, Zor , ...
    Tyrie, James

    James Tyrie

    Theologian, b. at Drumkilbo, Perthshire, Scotland, 1543; d. at Rome, 27 May, 1597. Educated ...

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