Prayer of Saint Thomas Aquinas before Reading and Study
Grant me grace, O merciful God, to desire ardently all that is pleasing to thee,
to examine it prudently,
to acknowledge it truthfully,
and to accomplish to perfectly
for the praise and glory of thy name. Amen
Books you should have:
1. Thomas Aquinas, Commentary on the Metaphysics of Aristotle, Dumb Ox Books, Notre Dame, Indiana.
[This edition contains both the Metaphysics of Aristotle and Thomas's exposition of it.]
2. Thomas Aquinas, Selected Writings, translated, edited and introduced by Ralph McInerny, Penguin Books, 1998.