Seek wisdom heroically
Seek wisdom through the great books, the classic disciplines, and the fine arts
Live Catholicism vibrantly
Live the Catholic faith joyfully, not for yourself alone, but for the world
Cultivate friendships for a lifetime
Cultivate friendships for a lifetime, answering the call to communion
Rejoice in all that is beautiful
Rejoice in all that is beautiful, knowing that beauty can unlock the human heart
Be prepared for life
Prepare for life through internships, experiences in the cultural centers of our nation, and vocational discernment
Learn to serve
Serve others by following the example of Christ himself
Thrive physically in New England's beautiful outdoors
Thrive in beautiful New England with canoeing, skiing, hiking, club sports, and more
Yesterday we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord / Candlemas with a blessing of candles, a special procession, and a beautiful Mass. Malachi prophesied that, one day, the Lord would return to the Temple in Jerusalem, from which his presence had departed prior to the Temple’s destruction in 587 BC. That prophecy was fulfilled 40 days after Jesus‘ birth, ￼￼when Mary and Joseph presented the baby in the Temple, according to Jewish custom.￼
￼A seminar on teaching seminars! Throughout the year, Magdalen faculty hold teaching seminars to share with students their own journeys in becoming educators. Last night, Magdalen alum and professor, John Klucinec, spoke about how he leads—and loves—a good Socratic discussion.
The newly formed Magdalen Baking Club is sizzling! Last week, sophomore Briana Smith taught fellow students to make pretzels from scratch and treated them to homemade eggnog. Thanks to the Cramers for opening their kitchen for this club.
Magdalen students recently participated in Healing the Culture's L.A.S.T. (Life Advocacy Student Training) program. This pro-life curriculum trains college leaders to communicate the logic, ethics, and justice of the pro-life position.
To celebrate the overturning of Roe v. Wade, Magdalen students volunteered at various pro-life ministries in New Hampshire. On Saturday, students painted facilities at two different pregnancy centers. We’re proud of the way they put their faith into action to help women! ￼
Magdalen College celebrated a requiem mass for the repose of the soul of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Eternal Rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him. May he rest in peace. Amen.
Did you know that this winter: 1) students enjoyed a night at the symphony, threw a masquerade ball, and visited a seaside castle; 2) the entire collegiate community joyfully entered into the Advent season at the annual Festival...
On Sunday, October 9 Magdalen College was re-consecrated to the Blessed Trinity. Last year the original consecration occurred as the culminating event of our Welcome Weekend—a special gathering of faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni,...
The Orthodox tradition speaks of “writing” rather than “painting” icons. Several Magdalen students and graduates recently enjoyed a fascinating opportunity to “Write the Light” in Greece. The occasion was the Summer Iconography School taught by...
Father Paul Dumais, from my home state of Maine wrote, “One expression of the transformation made possible in Christ is an increased capacity for joy.” With Magdalen’s emphasis on the education of the whole person,...
National Catholic Register, a leading news source for faithful Catholics, recently interviewed Magdalen College’s new president, Dr. Ryan Messmore. Since Dr. Messmore began his tenure as the college’s fifth president in July, his zeal for...