At the halfway point of the ancient Neapolitan decumanus (east-west corridor) known colloquially as the “Spaccanapoli” sits the imposing fortress-like exterior of the basilica of San Domenico Maggiore. Inside this 13th-century church’s Sacred Relics Chamber are what remains of the left arm of city’s most prominent philosopher, the priest St. Thomas Aquinas.
In the 1270s, Thomas Aquinas founded a Dominican academy in the monastery attached to San Domenico Maggiore. Extraordinary witness accounts from this time testify that the priest was able to levitate during meditation. In one instance, the sacristan of the basilica witnessed Aquinas levitating while simultaneously speaking to Christ, who complimented the priest’s writings.
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