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The Cardinal Newman Society recently profiled Magdalen College graduate and board member Mike McGrath ’93. In the article, McGrath explains how the college changed his life: “My life is so rich now because of my Catholic faith,” McGrath continues. “Magdalen College played a significant role — it changed my life.” The College altered McGrath’s life...
St. Genesius Players A Dramatic Reading of King Lear February 29 and March 1, 2020 6:15pm Magdalen College Free and open to the public. Donations appreciated. May not be appropriate for all ages. Magdalen College 511 Kearsarge Mountain Road Warner, NH 03278 Contact [email protected] for more information. This production is part of our Spring Open...
As part of the ongoing formation for Dignitas Scholars, Dr. Erik van Versendaal, philosophy professor and Assistant Academic Dean at Magdalen College, led a seminar on John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae on Thursday, January 23rd, 2020.   Students unable to attend the March for Life were given opportunities to deepen their understanding of and commitment to...
Hope for the Church:  Heroic Young Catholics Last week, at the conclusion of our lively discussion of Beowulf, I asked the students in my seminar about the desire of young people for a heroic life.  Do young adults today desire such a life?  Some acknowledged that their peers in the broader culture can be too...
Catholic Liberal Education as Pro-Life Education As thousands of young people gather on the Mall on Friday to witness to the dignity of unborn human life, they do so with one view primarily in mind:  we must bring the slaughter of innocents to an end. But what if the Supreme Court returned the decision to...
Magdalen College is delighted to announce two new podcast series that feature engaging conversations with faculty and friends of Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts about culture, books, teaching, and the Catholic life. The first series is comprehensive and includes all of our recorded conversations with members of the faculty, guests, and friends, including Anthony...
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, Catholic Education gave to me … a complete education.   In thinking of this completion, two sets of twelve come to mind (in addition to the completion of the twelve days of Christmas). There are twelve points to the Apostle’s Creed, a complete articulation of the fundamental principles of...
The challenges are real but there is great cause for hope. Most of us know families who have entrusted their children to Catholic educational institutions only to see them grow lukewarm in their faith. This is one of the greatest betrayals a family can experience. Sometimes this loss comes about through no fault of the...
In this series, “A More Complete Education,” we take up key authors, ideas, composers, and artists, who have contributed to the Catholic intellectual tradition and the patrimony of western culture. Topics related to this broad theme also find their place. Articles in this series introduce readers to subjects which are of interest to students from...
It happened in a classroom rather than a Church and it was caused by a man who had consigned popes, including the pope of his own day, to hell. It was the autumn of 1996 and I had enrolled in a course on Dante’s Inferno at a secular “great books” college. Little did I realize...
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