The Angelic Doctor had a special devotion to the Virgin Mary.
St. Thomas Aquinas was well-known for his remarkable intellect, but he also had a profound devotion to the Virgin Mary.
He wrote once that the Virgin Mary “must be shown every honor, preached and praised, and invoked by us in our every need.”
Here is a short prayer composed by St. Thomas Aquinas to the Virgin Mary.
O most blessed and most sweet Virgin Mary full of mercy,
to thy compassion I recommend my soul and body, my thoughts, actions, life and death.
O my Lady, help and strengthen me against the snares of the devil;
obtain me true and perfect love with which to love thy most beloved Son and my Lord Jesus Christ with my whole heart, and after Him to love thee above all things.
My Queen and Mother, by thy most powerful intercession,
grant that I may persevere in this love until death
and after death be conducted by thee to the kingdom of the blessed.