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Chopped! Cook Off:
Magdalen Edition

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 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....

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...

The Sophomore Dinner Tradition Continues

Thank you Class of 2023 for a spectacular Sophomore Dinner! The tradition of Sophomores hosting a dinner in appreciation for faculty, staff and students continued this year with the theme of “The Great Gatsby.” Entertainment was hosted by Lukas Mellender ’23 (as Jay Gatsby) and Israel Gombojav ’23 (as Nick Carroway). Amaris Callan ’23 and...

Finding God on the Quad: Benedict XVI’s Vision for Catholic Higher Education

On this, the ninety-third birthday of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, we offer this essay on his inspiring vision of the ends and means of Catholic education. Today, we are in the midst of a great renewal in Catholic higher education. Colleges and universities founded after the Second Vatican Council with the intention of cultivating a...