Aquinas on the Passions, Talk 8: On Fear

by Sr Mary Magdalene Eitenmiller o.p.

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This Aquinas on the Passions video focuses on the passion of fear according to St. Thomas. Sr. Mary Magdalene, O.P., will also review the concupiscible and irascible passions in general, as well as speak about the vices of timidity (an excess of fear) and fearlessness (a defect/deficiency of fear

in cases when one ought to fear). For an overview of the 11 main passions as well a few slides explaining them, go to the first talk, "Passions and Virtues in a Time of Distress," here Please be sure to Like our videos and Subscribe to Thomistic Studies.  Thomistic Studies is for persons interested in studying the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas and applying it to daily life. In the course of these videos, Sr. Mary Magdalene, O.P., a Dominican sister with the English Dominican Congregation of St. Catherine of Siena (Stone, U.K.), will explain Aquinas' teaching on various topics, and viewers are free to discuss it and learn more from one another. Sr. Magdalene has an S.T.L. (Licentiate in Sacred Theology) in Thomistic Studies from the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.

Prayer Attributed to St. Thomas Aquinas:

“Whatever is pleasing to you, O merciful God,

may I ardently desire, wisely pursue,

truly recognize, and bring to perfect completion,

to the praise and glory of your name.

Amen.”

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