TAN Direction Episode 16 – The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: Prayer for Priests


Episode 16 – The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena: Prayer for Priests

Sister Mary Madeline Todd discusses the significance of prayer for priests. Addressing the challenges within the Church during Catherine’s time, Sister Mary emphasizes Catherine’s deep devotion to the priesthood. The episode explores the profound gift of the sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist, and the importance of priests living in true dignity. The Father’s teachings to Catherine underscore the need for reverent prayer for priests, focusing on their purification and the impact of their ministry on the Church.

Episode sixteen covers Treatise 3, subsections 22-29.

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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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