2024 Holy Week & Easter at Magdalen College
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
4M ago
Magdalen College invites all alumni, friends of the college, and visitors to campus throughout Holy Week and the Paschal Triduum. All liturgies are open to the public. The liturgical cycle of the Church and of our collegiate community reaches its pinnacle 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 of our graduates. It is common for alumni to return to campus for the Triduum to celebrate the passion, death, and resurrection of Christ wi ..read more
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An Advent Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols Dec 2, 2023
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
7M ago
The faculty, staff and students cordially invite you to attend an Advent Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols. Prepare your hearts for the joy of Christmas with a tapestry of Scripture readings and carols sung by the 70-voice Collegiate Choir. With Exposition, Adoration, and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.   A reception with refreshments will follow in the Dining Room. If you plan on attending the reception, please RSVP by emailing administration@magdalen.edu or by calling (603) 456-2656. A $5 donation to attend the reception is requested to cover the cost of food. We hope that y ..read more
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Magdalen College NewsletterAutumn 2023
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
8M ago
In this edition you can read about: 1) How Magdalen’s founders thought that a liberal arts education serves the Church; 2) The origins of a uniquely Magdalen sport: Hocker; 3) Why it’s important for students to dance, hike, and play outdoors; 4) Why the Galileo affair may not be exactly what you heard it was. Additionally, meet a few of our freshmen and hear about their transition to college! Read now: The post Magdalen College Newsletter<br>Autumn 2023</br> appeared first on Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts ..read more
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Magdalen College NewsletterSummer 2023
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
10M ago
In this edition you can read about: 1) The stained-glass window of Mary Magdalene (featured in our 50th Anniversary logo), which was brought to our current chapel from the original Bedford campus; 2) Some of the overseas adventures that Magdalen students took this summer to enhance their studies; 3) The intellectual retreat in NYC that Magdalen faculty led for the journal First Things; 4) A conversation about how the cultivation of trees on campus removes hazards, lets the sunshine in more directly, and makes more visible our fall foliage. Find out about all this as well as how high school stu ..read more
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An Invitation to Realityby Trae Bailey
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
11M ago
At the start of the second session of our Collegiate Summer Program, Dr. Erik van Versendaal invited students to enter fully into the life of Magdalen College during their two-week stay on campus. In his remarks, the Academic Dean clarified the end goal by stating that “the primary reason why this college exists is to bring the students she serves into an encounter with reality.” He went on to discuss the importance of study, the centrality of the Mass, and the opportunity to form friendships with other students and the authors they read together in the program. Professor van Versendaal then a ..read more
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Magdalen College NewsletterSpring 2023
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
1y ago
Did you know that this spring: 1) Magdalen celebrated her 46th graduating class with commencement speaker Dr. Jay Richards 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 on EWTN at the National Shrine of Divine Mercy 4) The drama club presented its annual spring production: the Greek tragedy The Oresteia  Find out about all this as well as how one of our new graduates from the Class of ’23 is about to embark on an exciting career path. Re ..read more
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Holy Week & Easter at Magdalen College
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
1y ago
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 of our graduates. It is not uncommon for alumni to return to campus for the Triduum. Preparations are nearly complete. The altar server team is hard at work. Music is being rehearsed and rehearsed again. The campus is being cleaned and brightened, with plans for flo ..read more
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Magdalen College NewsletterWinter 2023
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
1y ago
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 at the annual Winter Carnival in the days preceding Lent; 4) Magdalen’s rich liturgical life was marked by an outdoor procession on Candelmas, the blessing of throats on the Feast of Saint Blaise, and recurring devotions throughout Lent Find out about a ..read more
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Magdalen Scores in Top 1% Nationwide for Comprehensive Curriculum
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
1y ago
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 colleges to receive a perfect score, requiring courses in all selected subject areas. This places Magdalen in the top 1% of schools on this measure. The ACTA study reveals some concerning data about the state of higher education today. Fewer than onethird of colleg ..read more
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Magdalen College NewsletterChristmas 2022
Magdalen College Blog
by Tristan Smith
1y ago
Did you know that this winter: 1) students enjoyed a night at the symphony, threw a masquerade ball, and visited a seaside castle; 2) the entire collegiate community joyfully entered into the Advent season at the annual Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols;  3) the drama club performed two works live on stage, including Wojtyla’s The Jeweler’s Shop; 4) the Polyphony Choir sang for hundreds as they toured 5 New England states and visited the most beautiful churches in the Northeast? Find out about all this as well as how a Class of ’22 alum won a full sc ..read more
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