Trinity: A Story of Deep Delight

Book Delves into Mysteries of the Trinity ‘Trinity: A Story of Deep Delight’ by Sister Anne Marie Mongoven, OP

Book image of Trinity: A Story of Deep Delight by Sister Anne Marie Mongoven, OPSinsinawa Dominican Sister Anne Marie Mongoven’s book, “Trinity: A Story of Deep Delight,” has been published.

Go beyond the traditional understanding of the Holy Trinity with this new exploration from Sister Anne Marie Mongoven, OP (1927-2017), on the relationship between humankind and the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. This book delves into the mysteries of the Trinity through investigation of dynamic literary images and reveals what the love between the Holy Trinity can teach us about loving each other and ourselves, and how the love that we as individuals share with the triune God is, in fact, the most delightful love of all. This is the Holy Trinity as you have never understood it before. The book is available for purchase at Sinsinawa Book & Gift Gallery both in-store and online at  

“In this little gem—finished shortly before she died—Anne Marie Mongoven unpacks what the Trinitarian relationships within the divine mystery mean in our lives,” commented Stephen Privett, SJ, president emeritus of San Francisco University.

Sister Anne Marie, a native of Chicago, had a long history with education in both institutions and the Church. After serving in elementary education, she ministered as associate director for the Diocese of Madison’s Office of Religious Education; taught at the college level, designing, directing, and teaching in the graduate program in Pastoral Ministry at Santa Clara College in California; and ministered in adult religious education. She was a gifted writer, researcher and catechist, publishing many articles and books. Sister Anne Marie ministered with U.S. bishops as one of the authors of the National Catechetical Directory; coauthored a series for children, “Living Waters”; and wrote several books.

The Rev. Donald Goergen, OP, wrote of “Trinity,” “Mongoven’s enthusiasm for the doctrine of the Trinity is contagious. What to many may seem like an esoteric mystery is, for her, life-giving food for daily life. Well versed in biblical and traditional sources, she is able to make the Mystery come alive. She shows what a difference faith in the Trinity can really make in the life of Christians.” The Rev. Dave Gentry-Akin, Ph.D., Professor of Theology, Saint Mary’s College of California, added, “Erudite, yet deeply accessible, this book explores one of the central themes in Christian tradition.”

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