Aquinas on the Trinity
Written by Radio Maria England on 24/09/2020
I am a Dominican sister from the English Congregation of St. Catherine of Siena, (Stone, U.K.), based in Cambridge. I went to Ave Maria University in Florida where I received a Master’s degree in theology, and then went on to study an S.T.L. (Licentiate in Sacred Theology) in Thomistic Studies from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., before entering with the Dominican sisters. I am continuing as a long-distance doctoral candidate with the Dominican House of Studies now.
I believe that St. Thomas Aquinas has a lot to say to help us better understand what God has revealed concerning His intra-Trinitarian life, as well as to help us participate in this Trinitarian life even right now in this world, growing in knowledge of and love for God and living a Christian moral and spiritual life. I had wanted for a long time to study the teachings of St. Thomas, since he has been recommended by several popes of modern times, including Pope St. John Paul II, in his encyclical, Fides et Ratio, as well as recommended by a decree of the Second Vatican Council, Optatam Totius (n. 16). Now I am studying his work on the Trinity more in depth as part of my doctoral studies, and it has really opened my eyes to the great richness and beauty of our Trinitarian faith!
There are many great Thomistic resources online right now. In addition to my new Thomistic Studies Youtube channel youtube.com/c/ThomisticStudies, here are a few other great resources:
I also recommend reading a few books to get started, such as Fr. Thomas Joseph White’s book, The Light of Christ and Gilles Emery’s The Trinitarian Theology of St. Thomas Aquinas. Begin your journey deep into Truth!
I look forward to sharing with you “Aquinas on the Trinity” on Radio Maria England.
Sr. Magdalene Eitenmiller, O.P.
Aquinas on the Trinity will be broadcast on Sundays at 2:45pm, Fridays at 1:00am, Saturdays at 11:15am and at 10:30pm. Broadcasts begin October 4th.