I was recently listening to a series of talks by the RC Apologist and writer, Dr. Scott Hahn (who is excellent IMO). In these talks, he repeatedly and forcefully conveyed the cocept of the Holy Trinity in this way (my paraphrase):
"The Father eternally begets and fathers the Son. He pours our His life and love on the Son. The Son eternally returns that love back to the Father. This love between the Father and the Son IS the Holy Spirit."
While I have heard of this concept before within RCism, I am curious if this idea is in any way Patristic? Have any of the early universal Fathers described the Trinity in this way? Or is this perhaps the development of later (medeival) writers/fathers of the West?