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It happened in a classroom rather than a Church and it was caused by a man who had consigned popes, including the pope of his own day, to hell. It was the autumn of 1996 and I had enrolled in a course on Dante’s Inferno at a secular “great books” college. Little did I realize...
Throughout the fall semester of 2019, Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, and the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy have visited campus to offer a series of conferences at once theologically and historically rich and eminently practical.  In these conferences, Fr. Gaitley has developed further the themes he took up in the retreat he offered for the...
In September, graduates from across the college’s history returned to campus for Alumni Weekend.  They shared memories, experiences, and stories while seeing old friends and reflecting on their experience in light of postgraduate life.  One of the alumni, Fr. Ambrose Dobrozsi ’12, who was recently ordained a priest, celebrated Mass in the chapel where he...
A Letter from President Harne to Students, Families, Alumni, and Friends: Readers of classic books will know that both T.S. Eliot and William Shakespeare contributed to how we think about names. The line Shakespeare gave to Juliet, “a rose by any other name,” and Eliot’s “The Naming of Cats” immediately spring to mind. Here at the...
Magdalen College’s curriculum has been awarded a “Perfect A Rating” from the American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA). This superlative rating places the college among only four Catholic institutions in the country and among a mere twenty-four of the over 1,100 colleges and universities evaluated in the nation. ACTA based its “A Rating” on...
Magdalen College is delighted to welcome Dr. Anthony Esolen to serve as a full member of the faculty and Writer-in-Residence. Dr. Esolen is a renowned scholar and translator of literature, and a prolific writer. The president of the college, Dr. George Harne, observed, “For the last two years, Dr. Esolen has been a friend of...