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Tristan Smith

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Read our new, expanded November newsletter which includes the following: 1) the legacy of our longest-serving chaplain, Rev. Fr. Roger Boucher 2) the path from liberal arts education to executive leadership 3) student debate navigating social media censorship 4) a candlelit Rorate Mass before dawn in Advent  …and there’s lots more! Read now:
On Sunday, Oct. 31, Magdalen College was consecrated to the Blessed Trinity. View the entire service here, which included Dr. Messmore speaking about the Trinity, the Collegiate Choir singing several beautiful pieces, and Rev. Fr. Boucher leading a litany to the Trinity and the consecration prayer itself: Click here for the order of service and...
Magdalen Professor Anthony Esolen argues that we need to tune our ears to what he calls “the music of language.” Such music enables poetry to do things that other forms of written communication cannot do. Listen to Dr. Esolen explain what has gone wrong with poetry in the modern age, and hear him discuss some...
Read our new, expanded October newsletter which includes the following: 1) a whaling voyage with Dr. Anthony Esolen 2) travelling New England with our polyphony choir 3) a celebration of Pope Saint John Paul II, our co-patron 4) an entrepreneurship conversation with the founder of a brewing company …and there’s lots more! Read now:
A momentous occasion is about to take place at Magdalen College. In nine days, Rev. Fr. Roger Boucher will consecrate the college to the Blessed Trinity, entrusting her to the care, protection, and loving embrace of the triune God. Dr. Ryan Messmore, 5th president of the college, unveiled plans for the consecration this week:
On a recent Sunday, Magdalen’s polyphony choir traveled to Saint John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish in Clinton, MA, to sing with Cor Unum Chorale under the direction of acclaimed composer and conductor Paul Jernberg. The polyphony choir is Magdalen’s premiere ensemble, auditioned annually and entrusted with singing the finest sacred music in the...
Read our new, expanded September newsletter which includes the following: 1) James Matthew Wilson’s visit to campus exploring Dante 2) a Career Pathways presentation with an alum mental health professional 3) student life activities fitting for a New England fall 4) lines of Shakespeare with the Chaplain 5) a celebratory Italian feast on the 700th...
The annual Academic-Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit will be held on our campus on Tuesday, August 31st, at 11:20 AM. At this special Mass, faculty will take the Oath of Fidelity to the  Magisterium of the Church in the presence of His Excellency, The Most Reverend Peter Libasci, Bishop of the Diocese of Manchester,...
Magdalen College recently wrapped up an engaging two weeks of our Collegiate Summer Program: Session II. Arriving on campus just days in the wake of Session I, an energetic group of high schoolers ascended our mountain campus to experience all aspects of Magdalen collegiate life. Between the two sessions, participants hailed from all over the...
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