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Did you know that this winter: 1) students enjoyed a night at the symphony, threw a masquerade ball, and visited a seaside castle; 2) the entire collegiate community joyfully entered into the Advent season at the annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols;  3) the drama club performed two works live on stage, including Wojtyla’s The Jeweler’s Shop;...
In five different states & seven cities, Magdalen’s acclaimed 20-voice Polyphony Choir will present a concert of sacred music for Advent and Christmastide. It features the works of Byrd, Palestrina, Victoria, Joubert, Darke, Todd, and others. Join us for a feast of sacred music capped off by familiar carols for all present to join in...
Did you know that this autumn: 1) Magdalen launched ‘formal halls’ in the tradition of Oxford & Cambridge, 2) ACTA awarded our curriculum a perfect score, 3) the Magdalen College Choir sang at a Eucharistic revival and Minor League Baseball game, 4) Magdalen students assisted Mass with the Dominicans and Dartmouth students on the summit...
  On Sunday, October 9 Magdalen College was re-consecrated to the Blessed Trinity. Last year the original consecration occurred as the culminating event of our Welcome Weekend—a special gathering of faculty, staff, students, parents, alumni, and prospective students that takes place each fall. As we welcomed over 100 guests to this year’s Welcome Weekend, we...
The Orthodox tradition speaks of “writing” rather than “painting” icons. Several Magdalen students and graduates recently enjoyed a fascinating opportunity to “Write the Light” in Greece. The occasion was the Summer Iconography School taught by renowned master iconographer Dr. George Kordis. Mrs. Keri Weidersphan, who teaches iconography at Magdalen, helped organize and run the event....
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...
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