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Spiritual Life

In the Bleak Midwinter:
Announcing the Polyphony Choir’s December 2022 Tour

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...

Renewal of Consecration
to the Blessed Trinity

  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...

Magdalen College Sings for Chrism Mass
at Saint Joseph Cathedral

  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....

Holy Week at Magdalen College

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...

Magdalen Students Attend March for Life in Washington DC

On Thursday January 20, 2022, Magdalen College Students gathered in a van before the break of dawn to begin their pilgrimage to Washington, D.C. for the 49th annual March for Life. For many, this was the first trip to the March for Life, and they were thrilled for the opportunity to go. They arrived in...

Polyphony Choir Sings with Composer Paul Jernberg’s Cor Unum Chorale

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...