Summa Theologica by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On The Theological Virtues
Q[8] Of The Gift Of Understanding
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We must now consider the gifts of understand and knowledge, which respond to the virtue of faith. With regard to the gift of understanding there are eight points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether understanding is a gift of the Holy Ghost?

A[2] Whether it can be together with faith in the same person?

A[3] Whether the understanding which is a gift of the Holy Ghost, is only speculative, or practical also?

A[4] Whether all who are in a state of grace have the gift of understanding?

A[5] Whether this gift is to be found in those who are without grace?

A[6] Of the relationship of the gift of understanding to the other gifts;

A[7] Which of the beatitudes corresponds to this gift?

A[8] Which of the fruits?