Catena Aurea, or
"Golden Chain," is a unique style of biblical commentary
comprised of fragments from other existing commentaries.
Aquinas' Gospel of Matthew features the teachings of St.
Augustine, St. Cyril of Alexandria, St. Ambrose, The Venerable St. Bede,
other Church Fathers. Chapter by chapter, Aquinas draws together the
biblical reflections of these great historical figures to create a
continuous commentary on the Book of Matthew. This eight volume
commissioned by Pope Urban IV in hopes that it would bring the Church a
deeper understand of the early Christian faith. Aquinas' commentaries
are excellent resources for biblical study because they contain a wealth
of valuable references.