Catholic Liberal Arts BA and MA in the heart of Europe

Study the Great Books of the western tradition in the heart of Catholic Europe

A community of Christian scholarship

Chavagnes, a seat of prayerful scholarship since the 13th century, where teachers and students live, pray and work together.

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The Idea of a University

"Let heart speak to heart" was the motto of the Blessed John Henry Newman, who taught that the university should be first and foremost a community.

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Friends for life

The friends you make at Chavagnes will be faithful, like-minded and ambitious Christian gentlemen. These people are going to make a difference for each other and for their world.

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The Anointed Imagination, 22-26 July 2019

Programme for July 2019 Conference The Anointed Imagination: Literature and the Light of Christ A conference about creativity and Christian faith “The Imagination, then, I consider either as primary, or secondary. The primary Imagination I hold to be the living Power and prime Agent of all human Perception, and as a repetition in the finite mind

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Our conference: The Anointed Imagination

The Anointed Imagination: Literature and the Light of Christ “Christ transformed our imagination by making his dwelling in our memory, so that we could create a symbolic world of language, images, and actions that is harmonious with the world of creation and redemption.”    Father Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis Keynote speaker: Joseph Pearce


Congratulations to Marya, Drew, Jake, Benjamin and Daniel who all passed their final exams for the first session of the Chavagnes/ICES Liberal Arts course. Here they are before and after the Exam board met to discuss their fate … they are pictured with Madame Papin, Mr Joubert and Mr de la Barre from ICES and

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Exam time!

End of the first session examinations for our five brave STUDIUM students. Tomorrow Mathematics, then Monday and Tuesday: History, Theology and Literature. They have also written a Philosophy term paper.