Dante’s PARADISE, Canto 11: SAINT THOMAS PRAISES SAINT FRANCIS

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SAINT THOMAS PRAISES SAINT FRANCIS

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No jealousy here

Thomas now praises Francis

They are not rivals

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NOTE: Thomas Aquinas is a Dominican monk, and yet he talks about the Franciscans in Canto 11. Here Saint Thomas praises Saint Francis, the founder of the Franciscans. Saint Thomas will also criticize his own order, the Dominicans, on Earth. Later, Saint Bonaventure, a Franciscan, will praise Saint Dominic. Both the Franciscans and the Dominicans were founded as reform orders. Both Saint Francis and Saint Dominic want the Church to be strong. (The photo is of a statue of Saint Francis.)

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