Aquinas on the Passions, Talk 7: On Hope and Despair [ST I-II, q. 40]

The Aquinas on the Passions videos focus on the 11 main passions according to St. Thomas, as well as a few of the associated virtues or vices. Sr. Mary Magdalene, O. P., will also explain the relationship between the passions and our intellect or reason, as well as the relationship between the passions and the virtues, in general.

This Aquinas on the Passions video focuses on Hope and Despair according to St. Thomas. Sr. Mary Magdalene, O.P., will speak about the irascible passions of the soul, particularly the passions of Hope and Despair, as well as the theological virtue of Hope and the vices of Despair and Presumption.

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.”

Subscribe to the Thomistic Studies Youtube channel at

Please also be sure to Like our Facebook page at and feel free to visit the website of the Dominican Sisters at