Friday, May 21, 2010

There was a time before the surnames came around.

Thomas from the Aquino castle is a fair description of a certain Dominican, had he remained a noble, Aquino might have been his hereditary title, but it was not his surname.

Thomas was his only real name. As with Apostle and unlike More and Becket.

2 comments:

reginahibernorum said...

From 'Life of St Patrick' by William Canon Fleming'.

It is not so brief an ananysis as I remembered. He combines Patrick's known birthdate, time of abduction, autobiography with history from several sources to make his conclusion, that Patrick was born in what is now Boulogne-sur-mer, difficult to refute. Other writers he says, 'all possess the key, but they cannot find a lock which it satisfactorily fits.'!!

Hans-Georg Lundahl said...

William Canon Fleming, thank you very much!

Sorry for missing this so long, Father ... what's your name!