Rev. Dr. Al Wilder, O.P. on his last day of class after teaching the sacred science in Rome for thirty-seven years.
A legend has retired and the students honored him with a surprise thank you.
A convert to Catholicism he graduated from Harvard and entered the Order of Preachers to become a Thomist. A wizard at philosophy and theology he remained faithful and through the long and difficult years he taught thousands of Rome students the Faith.
He was one bright light who shined upon many: res accedent luminis rebus (one light shines upon others).
See here: http://vitaperegrinatioest.blogspot.com/.
Thanks for the pic, Mary Ann!