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Subscribe to Jasper. Painting of the Day: Breaking Home Ties by Norman Rockwell Nobody in America was ever better at painting a story than was Norman Rockwell. How can you paint a story? A story goes from one day to the next, while a painting can show you only one moment. You’d need hundreds of...
Subscribe to Jasper. Poem of the Day: “The Wild Swans at Coole” by William Butler Yeats Other children liked having birthdays, but I never looked forward to them. And now I know for certain that I have seen far more birthdays than I will ever see again. My dog Jasper grows old, but he doesn’t...
Subscribe to Jasper Word of the Day: DISCIPLE You are in school one day, when a creature from Mars walks into your room. He turns his antennas toward the teacher and they start to vibrate and hum. That is how creatures from Mars talk, as you know. “Are – all – these – chil-a-der-en yours?”...
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,...
Subscribe to Jasper. Story of the Day: The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett Jesus warns us that unless we become like little children, we shall not enter the kingdom of heaven. Our salvation comes from a child, because Jesus was that child whom prophets and seers foretold. He was the son whose mysterious name...
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...
National Catholic Register, a leading news source for faithful Catholics, recently interviewed Magdalen College’s new president, Dr. Ryan Messmore. Since Dr. Messmore began his tenure as the college’s fifth president in July, his zeal for Magdalen’s intentional, Christ-centered approach to liberal education has rippled through the community. The full interview explores his background, highlights what...
Subscribe to Jasper. Man of the Day: Saint John Bosco How would you like to have as your friend a big gray dog who looks like a shaggy wolf, who seems to appear out of nowhere when you’re in trouble, and when you look around after the bad men have run away, he’s gone? A...
Subscribe to Jasper. Painting of the Day: Snap the Whip (1872) by Winslow Homer I told my students once that if they ever saw me walking down the street singing a war song in Welsh, at the top of my lungs – Ni chaiff gelyn ladd ac ymlid, Harlech! Harlech! Cwyd iw herlid – they...
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