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Tristan Smith

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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...
On Thursday January 20, 2022, Magdalen College Students gathered in a van before the break of dawn to begin their pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. for the 49th annual March for Life. For many, this was the first trip to the March for Life, and they were thrilled for the opportunity to go. They arrived in...
Read our new, expanded December newsletter which includes the following: 1) a Christmas message from our president, Dr. Ryan Messmore 2) a preview of the 2022 Collegiate Summer Programs 3) a challenge: responding to Christ’s kingship …and there’s lots more! Read now:
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...
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