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What better way is there to celebrate the feast St. Ambrose than to listen to some Ambrosian chant? (see links below) But did St. Ambrose compose “Gregorian Chant?”  We know from St. Augustine that St. Ambrose played a significant role as bishop of Milan in the introduction of hymnody in that city.  This is clearly...
Magdalen College Polyphony Choir New England Tour Dates: December 14-17, 2019 The College’s Polyphony Choir brings carols, motets and chant to New England. Refresh your heart through the beauty of song this Advent. Saturday, December 14th 6:30pm Mass La Salette Shrine 410 NH Route 4A, Enfield, NH Sunday, December 15th 1:30pm Concert Little Sisters of...
The Faculty, Staff and Students cordially invite you to attend An Advent Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Friday, December 6, 2019 at 6:00 PM Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts Our Lady, Queen of Apostles Chapel 511 Kearsarge Mountain Road Warner, New Hampshire The prayer service will be followed by a reception in 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...
“The quality of mercy is not strain’d, It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven Upon the place beneath: it is twice blest; It blesseth him that gives and him that takes:” -William Shakespeare, The Merchant of Venice On Divine Mercy Sunday, as “gentle rain from heaven” did indeed drop “upon the place beneath” and...
“If we couldn’t laugh we would all go insane.” ― Robert Frost “It’s so fun and uplifting to come together and laugh,” commented Zofia Joynt ’22 after the spring Coffee House.  On a Friday night, students gathered for this event, which truly reflects the spirit of the school.  With a mixture of acts ranging from the...
As part of the college’s Spring Open House, students, visitors, and members of the wider community came together on Saturday, March 17, and Sunday, March 18, to enjoy a performance of Reginald Rose’s Twelve Angry Jurors. Under the skillful direction of James Larson ‘19, and assistant director Georgiana Stanley-Yarbrough, ‘19, the Saint Genesius Players told the story of a man tried for murder,...
As part of their course in “Comparative Cultures,” the senior class visited Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.  With their tutor, Dr. Eric Buck, they explored the art of some of the cultures they had studied through their close reading and discussion of non-western texts.  As some of the seniors later expressed, this trip provided a concrete...
In November 2018, the composer Paul Jernberg invited the Collegiate Choir to sing as part of the filming of his setting of a “Votive Mass of the Holy Spirit” on February 1. Mr. Jernberg is a nationally-recognized, contemporary composer of sacred music who composes settings of the Mass deeply inspired by traditional Gregorian and Byzantine...
On Saturday, February 9, the college had its first Iconography class of the semester.  Students in Iconography learn the skills necessary to create beautiful icons, as well as the spiritual component of icon-painting.  By the end of the semester, they each will have completed an icon. “Iconography is a very prayerful and meditative process. One of the...
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