St Thomas Aquinas, as he lay on his deathbed and prepared to receive viaticum, muttered the following: I receive you, the price of my redemption. I receive you, Companion of my life on this earth. All my studies, all my vigils, and all my labors have been for love of you. I have preached you and taught you. Never have I said anything against you. If anything was not well said, that is to be attributed to my ignorance. I submit all to the judgment and correction of the Holy Roman Church, in whose obedience I now leave this world.