Introduction to the Trinity Part 1: Our Trinitarian Faith

Sr. Mary Magdalene, O.P., is beginning a 12-part introductory series dedicated to the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas on the Trinity. In Part 1, she gives an introduction to the topic of the Trinity and discusses the importance of our participation in the Trinitarian life, since simply to know something intellectually about what God has revealed concerning the Trinity is not enough. We must live it. That is, we must live a Trinitarian life. Visit the Thomistic Studies website at To register for a Learn-It-Yourself course on the Trinity, go to For other great Aquinas videos, be sure to Subscribe at, and Like our Facebook page at Now Thomistic Studies is also on Instagram at
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.), explains 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.”

Stations of the Cross

The Stations of the Cross are a traditional devotion for Lent, especially for Holy Week, which we can do as a community or privately at home. Here's a recording of Stations of the Cross recorded at the chapel at Blackfriars, Cambridge led by Sr Philomena Benedict and assisted by Br Aloysius. Music composed and performed by Sr Cecilia Bernadette. Reflection and prayers by St Alphonsus Liguori.

Jesus is laid in the tomb

Sr. Ann Catherine Swailes o.p

Now in the place where He was crucified, there was a garden

The signs of contradiction everywhere.

Seed pods in high boughs roost, as last year’s leaves

Rattle their small deaths, and berries cling

Withered to blunted thorns, like jellied pearls

Of blood, flung by the ebb of life.

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