Aquinas Catena Aurea Thoughts?
#1
I came across this set of books. Looks like great material for a deeper understanding of the gospels.

Does anybody own or have read through this, if so what are your thoughts?

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A summary:

Quote:St. Thomas Aquinas' Catena Aurea is the masterpiece anthology of Patristic commentary on the Gospels and includes the work of over eighty Church Fathers. 

Imagine a round-table discussion of the Gospels among the supreme theologians of the Church. The Catena Aurea is very close! St. Thomas Aquinas compiled this opus from sermons and commentaries on the Gospels written by the early Church Fathers, arranging their thoughts in such a way that they form a continuous commentary on each Gospel. For each of the four Gospel writers, the Catena Aurea starts by indicating the verses to be analyzed, then taking each verse phrase-by-phrase, provides the early Fathers' insights into the passage.

In the modern world, the Catena Aurea is of immense use to priests writing homilies, in the private study of the Gospels, family reading, and is full of thought for those who are engaged in religious instruction. It is the perfect companion to study the Scriptures in detail and receive the wisdom of our Church Fathers. The Catena Aurea is the only work that St. Thomas Aquinas was known to carry around with him. 


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Excellent! You can never go wrong with the Angelic Doctor and the Fathers! 
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It's well worth it, Aquinas compiles commentaries on the Gospels from the major Church Fathers. I've read selections from it, and they were excellent.
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Thanks for the comments I'll definitely have to put this on my list. I was filled with excitement when I came across this.
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It's an amazing resource.  Mix that with the Cornelius a Lapide commentaries and you're good to go.
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I might have to move this one up on the list it sounds great!

Anybody else that has thoughts/opinions are welcome.

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“To be tempted is a sign that the soul is very pleasing to the Lord.” St. Padre Pio
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There's a version for ipads and android smartphones, too, an app entitled Catena.
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