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Subscribe to Jasper. Painting of the Day: The Crucifixion by Andrea Mantegna When Jesus was stripped and nailed to the cross, the gospels tell us, some of the Roman soldiers took his cloak, but when they saw that it had no seams, but was woven in one piece, they decided not to tear it, but...
Subscribe to Jasper. Word of the Day: FATHER Suppose you could board a time machine and dial it up to the year 3000. You come back to your home town and meet your own great-great-great-great-twenty times great grandson. You say to him, “Son, I’d like to shake your hand. I’m your great-great-great-great-twenty times great grandfather.”...
Subscribe to Jasper. Curiosity of the Day: Why Is the Statue of Liberty Green? Even if you have never been to New York Harbor, you have probably seen pictures of the famous Statue of Liberty, rising up in green splendor over the waters, and holding forth her torch, lighting the way for freedom for man,...
Subscribe to Jasper. Painting of the Day: The Handmaid of the Lord by John Singer Sargent Did you know that George Washington is listed as having two birthdays? One was February 22, 1731, and the other was February 11, 1732. What happened was this. Baby George was ready to be born in 1731, but when...
Subscribe to Jasper. Word of the Day: BOOM Back when my father was a little boy growing up in Pennsylvania, there were two major league baseball teams in Philadelphia. One of them was the Phillies, in the National League. They’re still there. The other was the Athletics, in the American League. They have since moved...
Subscribe to Jasper. Curiosity of the Day: The Boy’s Voice A long time ago I read some pages in a book by a woman who didn’t like men and boys very much. She said there was reason to believe that boys are taught to make their voices deep when they are around thirteen years old....
On Sunday, Oct. 31, Magdalen College was consecrated to the Blessed Trinity. View the entire service here, which included Dr. Messmore speaking about the Trinity, the Collegiate Choir singing several beautiful pieces, and Rev. Fr. Boucher leading a litany to the Trinity and the consecration prayer itself: Click here for the order of service and...
A momentous occasion is about to take place at Magdalen College. In nine days, Rev. Fr. Roger Boucher will consecrate the college to the Blessed Trinity, entrusting her to the care, protection, and loving embrace of the triune God. Dr. Ryan Messmore, 5th president of the college, unveiled plans for the consecration this week:
On a recent Sunday, Magdalen’s polyphony choir traveled to Saint John the Guardian of Our Lady Parish in Clinton, MA, to sing with Cor Unum Chorale under the direction of acclaimed composer and conductor Paul Jernberg. The polyphony choir is Magdalen’s premiere ensemble, auditioned annually and entrusted with singing the finest sacred music in the...
Subscribe to Jasper. Word of the Day: LARVA Have you ever seen a butterfly crawling on the top of a leaf, munching away at the edges? “Butterflies don’t crawl!” you tell me. “Butterflies FLY!” Yes, they do, but not all the time. In the early stages of its life, the butterfly, as you probably know,...
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