TAN Direction Episode 15 – The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: Three Lights of Truth


Episode 15 – The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: Three Lights of Truth

Sister Mary Madeline Todd explores the theme of the three lights of truth within Saint Catherine’s Treatise of Prayer. Beginning with the necessity of the light of reason, she delves into the stages of spiritual growth and the various kinds of tears experienced in a spiritual life. The episode concludes with a discussion on the three lights by which individuals come to know truth, emphasizing the importance of faith, the discipline of the senses, and complete surrender to the will of God in attaining a foretaste of eternal life even in this world.

Episode fifteen covers Treatise 3, subsections 18-21.

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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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