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Course Registration No. REL-021


18-week course plan studying St. Thomas Aquinas and Church history from the collapse of the Carolingian empire to the Treaty of Westphalia (ninth to seventeenth century). Books for this semester: Louis de Wohl's The Quiet Light: A Novel About Thomas Aquinas, The One-Minute Aquinas by Kevin Vost, and The Didache Series' The History of the Church (Chs. 8- 14).
       The feast day of St. Thomas Aquinas, priest and doctor of the Church, patron of all universities and of students, is January 28th.




The History of the Church: Student Text, Complete Edition

  • Author: Peter V. Armenio (The Didache Series)
  • Publisher/Copyright: Woodridge: Midwest Theological Forum, 2005. Print.
  • ISBN: 1890177466        978-1890177461
  • Supplier: Midwest Theological Forum

Hardcover; 816 pages; 22 chapters. This text is used in Church History I, II, and III. The workbook and teacher's manual are not needed. Order the COMPLETE edition, not the semester edition of the student text. This is a non-consumable text that will be used by a single student during most of high school and can be passed on to younger siblings; it is best to purchase the text rather than rent it. Direct link to ordering page on the publisher's website:


The Quiet Light: A Novel About Thomas Aquinas

  • Author: Louis de Wohl
  • Publisher/Copyright: San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1996. Print.
  • ISBN: 0898705959        978-0898705959
  • Supplier: Retail or

377 pages; 19 chapters.


One-Minute Aquinas

  • Author: Kevin Vost
  • Publisher/Copyright: : Sophia Institute Press, 2014. Print.
  • ISBN: 1622821580        978-1622821587
  • Supplier: Retail or

Paperback; 304 pages.



STAA Study Guide: European Studies I, B Track (Composition IB • Church History IIB • European History IB • American Literature)

  • Author: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy
  • Publisher/Copyright: Reno: St. Thomas Aquinas Academy, 2020. Print.
  • ISBN: n/a        
  • Supplier:

Detailed weekly plans, assignment details, and grading support for the high school courses can be found in the STAA Study Guides. Each high school student will need three study guides: one for each semester of the academic year and a science course plan booklet. Direct links for ordering the study guides will be emailed to you after you submit the Course Registration forms.