TAN Direction Episode 13 – The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: The Unitive State


Episode 13 – The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: The Unitive State

Sister Mary Madeline Todd explores the unitive state, the highest stage in the spiritual life. Focusing on prayer, she delves into the soul’s desire to transcend the earthly state, emphasizing the transformative power of divine love. The discussion covers various forms of baptism, the sacraments, and the stages of spiritual development, highlighting the profound union with God achieved in the unitive state. The episode concludes with an encouragement to strive for total union with God, emphasizing the importance of prayerful guidance over mere intellectual knowledge in spiritual direction.

Episode thirteen covers Treatise 3, Subsections 10-11.

Meet Your Host

Sister Mary Madeline Todd, OP, is a Dominican sister from the Congregation of St. Cecilia in Nashville, Tennessee. She began her journey with the Dominican Sisters of Saint Cecilia in 1991 and currently serves as an educator at Mount de Sales Academy in Baltimore. Her academic background includes theology studies at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she earned her Master of Arts degree, and advanced studies at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas in Rome, where she achieved a Doctorate in Sacred Theology (STD). Sister Mary Madeline Todd is passionate about studying spiritual and moral theology, with a particular focus on the dignity of the human person in Christ.

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