Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
TP: Treatise On The Sacraments
Q[70] Of Circumcision
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We have now to consider things that are preparatory to Baptism: and (1) that which preceded Baptism, viz. Circumcision, (2) those which accompany Baptism, viz. Catechism and Exorcism.

Concerning the first there are four points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether circumcision was a preparation for, and a figure of, Baptism?

A[2] Its institution;

A[3] Its rite;

A[4] Its effect.