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“Have you ever felt a strong desire for something pleasant? Is that OK?” Sr. Mary Magdalene, in her fourth talk on Aquinas on the Passions, looks at desire. Often we can feel caught between a society that says, “Do what you like”, and the reasonable fear of falling into sin. But St. Thomas, looking at both how desire works and how it works in our relationship with God, shows that the truth is something quite different and liberating…

Sr Mary Magdalene Eitenmiller OP is a member of the Dominican Convent of St. Catherine, in Cambridge.

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