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Saint Thomas Aquinas Submitting His Office of Corpus Domini to Pope Urban IV

c. 1403
Taddeo di Bartolo (Italian (active Siena and environs, Perugia, Pisa, and Genoa), first documented 1383, died 1422)
In 1264, Pope Urban IV asked Thomas Aquinas to write a special liturgy for Corpus Christi, a new holiday that celebrated Christ's bodily presence in the bread and wine of the Roman Catholic Mass. Here Thomas kneels, with his manuscript in his hands, before the pope.

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