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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...
  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...
Curiosity of the Day: Last Names When God cast Adam and Eve out of the garden of Eden, he said to the man that the very ground would be cursed because of his sin. It would bring forth thorns and thistles. He would have to eat his bread by the sweat of his brow, tilling...
Word of the Day: SERPENT “Now the serpent was the subtlest beast of all the field,” says the sacred author in Genesis, just as Satan, who evidently has taken over the body of the serpent and is using it like a puppet, is about to tempt Eve to eat the forbidden fruit. It had to...
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...
Pleasantry of the Day: The Family Dog Put on your Bible antennae, and tune them up, because I have a question for you. Is there a family dog in the Bible? If I were asking the question about the ancient Romans, it would be easy to answer. The Romans were fond of dogs, and the...
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...
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...
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