TAN Direction Episode 14 – The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: Theology of Tears


Episode 14 – The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: Theology of Tears

Sister Mary Madeline Todd delves into the profound theology of tears as outlined by St. Catherine in The Dialogue. Exploring the five kinds of tears, ranging from those of worldly sorrow to the sublime tears of divine union, she emphasizes how tears signify the state of the soul’s journey towards God. The episode concludes with St. Catherine’s earnest petitions to God, seeking guidance in discernment, truth, and the ability to lead others on their spiritual path.

Episode fourteen covers Treatise 3, subsections 12-17.

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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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