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Did you know that this spring: 1) Commencement speaker Dr. Jay Richards spoke of ‘red martyrdom’ and ‘white martyrdom’ at the 46th graduation ceremony; 2) The entire community embraced the richness the Paschal Triduum with its solemn liturgies, processions, fires, and feasts; 3) The collegiate choir sang for crowds of thousands of pilgrims & live...
Did you know that this winter: 1) the Magdalen community dedicated hours of prayer & service to the pro-life cause at the grassroots level; 2) the Sophomore Class of 2025 hosted a formal dinner with fine dining, entertainment, and a swing dance with a live jazz band; 3) students engaged in spirited competition & outdoor sports...
Magdalen got a report card. The American Council of Trustees and Alumni (ACTA) examined 1,135 major colleges and universities in the country. Institutions earn a grade based on the degree to which they require students to take academic courses covering the broad sweep of the arts and sciences. Magdalen College was one of only seven...
  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...
“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...
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...
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts has begun a new, four-part video series. This series will feature a student or recent graduate of the college speaking of the impact that the college has had on his or her life. In the first video of the series, alumnus Sean Haefner ’19 invites you to ask yourself...
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...