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Tristan Smith

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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, that transformation in Christ is not just possible, it is evident! The capacity for joy was on full display when...
Read our new, expanded April newsletter and experience the following: 1) what it’s like to journey through Holy Week as a student  2) the teaching of a world-famous master of iconography  3) a review, in photos, of a student Shakespeare production 4) a high-stakes culinary competition  …and there’s lots more! Read now:  
  This past Holy Week, the Magdalen College Polyphony Choir traveled to the Cathedral of Saint Joseph to sing for the diocesan Chrism Mass. The Chrism Mass, occurring once a year as the Church is poised to enter the Sacred  Paschal Triduum, is one of the most solemn rites that takes place in a cathedral....
The liturgical cycle of the Church and of our collegiate community reaches its pinnacle during Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum. During this solemn time, all of our efforts combine to render our best gifts of beauty to God. The liturgies, their music, their images, and their profound meaning constitute some of the fondest memories...
Read our new, expanded March newsletter and experience the following: 1) the key to successfully piloting a jet in crisis  2) the rise to power of an unlikely monarch – theology!  3) a snapshot of Magdalen’s vibrant faith life on campus 4) a personal invitation to visit our campus for Holy Week & for a student theatre production ...
Read our new, expanded February newsletter and experience the following: 1) singing the Flintstones with Frank Sinatra 2) a Candlemas procession through Magdalen’s snowy campus 3) an evening of live entertainment, fine dining, dancing, and enchantment 4) an exciting announcement from Dr. Anthony Esolen just for you …and there’s lots more! Read now:
Pull up your chair and grab a fresh cup of coffee! Life is busy, and if you’ve got kids in high school, it can be downright chaotic. We all need a chance to sit down, grab a cup of coffee, and support each other on this journey. We invite you to join us for several...
Make Yourself at Home! Are you a student who is discerning next steps after high school?  Are you looking for a college that blends enchanted learning with intimate community?  If so, this series of talks is for you. Each month our professors will provide a glimpse into the unique approach to education that is Magdalen....
“Magdalen is for those who have an inkling that the world is enchanted with beauty and meaning and want an education that will help them explore it at a deeper level.” So argue Prof. Anthony Esolen and Pres. Ryan Messmore in a recent interview with the Cardinal Newman Society. When asked about the special value...
Read our new, expanded January newsletter which includes the following: 1) an Epiphany message from our president, Dr. Ryan Messmore 2) a student recap of Magdalen’s recent choral retreat & workshop for sacred music 3) a reflection on the Baptism of the Lord by Rev. Fr. Michael Sartori 4) student adventures in the snowy mountains...
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