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Aquinas on Christ Conference

The following talks were given as part of a Zoom conference on Aquinas on Christ, held on July 18, 2020.


1. And the Word was Made Flesh: In this talk, Sr. Mary Magdalene discusses the following questions: Who is this Word of God who became flesh; why did He become flesh, how can we rightly understand the fact that the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us; and finally, how does the fact that the Word became flesh really affect us anyway?

2. Is Christ's Beatific Vision Defensible Today?  In this talk, Fr. Simon Francis Gaine, O.P., speaks on Christ's Beatific Vision even during his earthly life.

3. The Charity of Christ's Passion: In this talk, Fr. John Emery, O.P., will lead us through Aquinas' teaching on the Charity of Christ, particularly in His Passion.

Aquinas on Christ Conference
Aquinas on Christ Conference

Aquinas on Christ Conference

And the Word was Made Flesh, Aquinas on Christ Zoom Conference, Talk 1

Is Christ's Beatific Vision Defensible Today? Fr Simon Francis Gaine, Aquinas on Christ 2020, Talk 2

Fr John Emery, O.P., on the Charity of Christ's Passion, Aquinas on Christ Conference 2020, Talk 3

Photo by Lawrence Lew, O.P.

Introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas

In the following talk, Sr. Mary Magdalene, O.P., will give an introduction to St. Thomas Aquinas' life, works, and spirituality, as well as speak about a few of the controversies of his time, and the events that transpired after his death.

An Introduction to St. Thomas
Aquinas on Happiness
Aquinas on Happiness

In these videos, Sr. Magdalene will discuss our natural desire for happiness as a search for our true Last End, discovering what things may or may not be our Last End, and how to attain it.