Sr. Mary Magdalene Eitenmiller, OP

Sr. Mary Magdalene Eitenmiller, OP

Research Fellow and Visiting Lecturer

Academic Summary

  • Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum), Rome, Italy, 2021-Present

Doctoral Candidate, writing on The Theology of Splendor according to St. Thomas Aquinas

  • Dominican House of Studies, Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception, Washington, D.C., August 2016—May 2018

STL (Licentiate in Sacred Theology, Thomistic Studies)

  • Ave Maria University, Ave Maria, FL, USA, August 2014—May 2016

Master of Arts in Theology

  • San Bruno Center for Higher Studies, Segni, Italy, October 2005—February 2008

Theological and Philosophical Studies

  • Pontifical University of Santa Croce, Rome, Italy, October 2003—January 2004

Theological and Philosophical Studies

  • Franciscan University of Steubenville, Steubenville, OH, USA, June 2002—August 2003

Theological and Philosophical Studies

  • University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN, USA, 1994-1997

MBA (Masters of Business Administration)

  • Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, USA, August 1989—December 1991

Bachelor of Arts in East Asian Language and Literature (Mandarin Chinese) and French, with a minor in Spanish

Research interests

The Teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas, Trinitarian Theology, Christology, Virtue Ethics, Grace and Salvation


  • Pearl Jubilee Research Fellow and Lecturer with Margaret Beaufort Institute of Theology
  • Lecturer at Allen Hall Seminary, London


  • The Faith Companion Bi-Monthly Magazine, November 2020-June 2021

4-part series entitled, “The Word Made Flesh: A Thomistic Look at the Mystery of the Incarnation”

  • Nova et Vetera, English Edition, 2019

“On the Separated Soul according to St. Thomas Aquinas,” vol. 17 (1):57-91 DOI:10.1353/nov.2019.0003

  • Ecce Mater Tua, January 2018

“On the Fittingness of the Title Mediatrix of All Graces as Applied to the Blessed Virgin Mary,” Volume 1 ISSN: 2573-5799; journal of the International Marian Association

  • New Blackfriars, First Published in September 2016; Republished in November 2017

“Grace as Participation according to St. Thomas Aquinas”

  • online vol. 20 Sep 2016, DOI:10.1111/nbfr.12154
  • printed vol. 98 (2017): 689-708
  • Josephinum Journal of Theology, 2016

“Elisha and the Shunammite: Woman of Hope and Mediatrix; A Narrative Analysis of 2 Kings 4:8-37” Double Issue 2016, Vol. 23, nos. 1 and 2

  • Homiletic & Pastoral Review, on-line journal, August 2015

“Reflections on the Glorification of Jesus in the Gospel of John,”

  • Turtle Mountain Times, Belcourt ND, May 2013 – October 2015

The Catholic Corner: Author of Weekly Column with Teachings on the Catholic Faith and Morals

Other details:

Sr. Magdalene is a Dominican sister. She has periodically presented talks on the theology of St. Thomas Aquinas to various groups such as the Dominican Youth Movement, and has joined Cephas ( ) as a theology workshop leader.

During the time of lockdown, she also began teaching courses on the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas online (Trinitarian theology, Christology, and the theological virtues), and has developed a website called, ( ) , as well as a Youtube channel ( ), Facebook, and Instagram pages.

She believes that theological studies should be readily accessible to all and can help one develop a deeper union with God and strengthen one’s faith, especially when learning from the teachings of the Angelic Doctor.