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Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts is pleased to host Dr. Nicholas Healy as part of its Friday Night Lecture Series Friday, October 30 at 7:30pm. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this lecture is not open to the public. Learn about past lectures and the college’s commitment to bringing outside speakers to join students in...
In preparation for next year’s seven hundredth anniversary of Dante Alighieri’s death in September 1321, Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts has dedicated the 2020-2021 academic year to a commemoration of the poet and his masterwork, also completed in 1321. This yearlong celebration includes formal lectures by faculty and guests, student presentations, performances of scenes...
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts is pleased to host Dr. Kathleen Marks as part of its Friday Night Lecture Series Friday, October 2 at 7:30pm. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, this lecture is not open to the public. Learn about past lectures and the college’s commitment to bringing outside speakers to join students in...
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts is grateful to have Anthony Esolen on faculty. In addition to teaching each semester, he also serves as the college’s Writer-in-Residence. For the past academic year, Dr. Esolen wrote four books as well as many articles, interviews and podcasts. His books for 2019-2020 include: The Hundredfold: Songs for the...
The Knights of Columbus Council at Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts received two awards at this year’s College Councils Conference. They were recognized as a Star Council and were awarded the Faith Program Award for promoting prayer on campus. The council hosts Compline – night prayer – every evening in the Men’s Residence Hall...
Subscribe to Jasper. Song of the Day: Once in Royal David’s City A lot of old hymnals used to have sections marked off with songs especially meant for children to sing. In The Hymnal 1940 that section included the Christmas carol, Once in Royal David’s City, written in 1848 by Cecil Frances Alexander. Think of...
Subscribe to Jasper. Man of the Day: Horatio Storer, M.D. One of the finest men I’ve learned about in recent years was a Quaker who became a Roman Catholic, but who changed the world before he converted. His name was Horatio Storer, and if you are an American citizen reading this, and your family was...
Subscribe to Jasper. Song of the Day: Soldiers of Christ, Arise When I browse through the terrific Hymnal 1940 of the Episcopal Church, I count around fifty hymns that have to do with fighting for Christ. I doubt that anybody of the time, if asked to draw a picture of the essential warrior, would have...
Subscribe to Jasper. Poem of the Day: Epithalamion by Edmund Spenser My wife and I have sometimes noticed that you can guess how long a marriage is going to last by how expensive the wedding reception has been. The more it costs, the shorter the marriage: knock off a year for every bridesmaid’s gown that...
Subscribe to Jasper. Man of the Day: Pope Saint John Paul II It’s one of the moments that changed the world, and you are there. The year is 1983, and the Solidarity movement has gripped Poland, whose people no longer want to live as puppets of the Soviet Union. The Polish pope, John Paul II,...
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