“The first thing necessary is faith, by which you may come to a knowledge of the truth. Secondly, hope is necessary, that your intention may be fixed on the right end. Thirdly, love is necessary, that your affections may be perfectly put in order.”
–Aquinas’ Shorter Summa: St Thomas Aquinas’ Own Concise Version of His Summa Theologica. St. Thomas Aquinas. Reprint of Light of Faith: The Compendium of Theology. Manchester, N.H.: Sophia Institute Press, 2002. 4. Originally published in English in 1947 as The Compendium of Theology by B. Herder Book Company. Copyright 1993, 2002 by Sophia Institute press, Manchester, N.H.