A new Catholic Liberal Arts BA 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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Education: a renewing passion

Ferdi McDermott writes: I am looking forward to this forthcoming conference in Rome (18-21 November 2015) on the theme of “Educating Today and Tomorrow. A renewing passion” but I am not looking forward to the pigeon English that results from Vaticanese; the problem of ecclesio-jargon has been getting worse in recent years.  If the title of

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Chavagnes Studium to be represented at Vatican Education conference

http://www.educatio.va/content/dam/cec/Eventi/educare-oggi-e-domani/Educating-Today-and-Tomorrow.mp4 Chavagnes Studium Principal, Ferdi McDermott, is to attend a special conference organised in Rome to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Gravissimum Educationis of Vatican II and the 25th anniversary of Ex Corde Ecclesiae of St John Paul II, from 18-21 November 2015. The Holy Father, Pope Francis, invites Catholic education to a balance: fidelity

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Liberal Arts colleges: America’s latest export!

Unlike cheerleading, ultimate frisbee and flip cup, one feature of US higher education that has struggled to cross the Atlantic is the concept of small, campus-based, liberal arts colleges. These tiny private institutions may seem completely different from the UK’s typically large, research-intensive, state-funded universities. But, with its focus on both teaching and research, holistic

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Anthony O’Hear encourages Chavagnes Studium

We saw revivals of classical learning in western Europe in the fifteenth, sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth, nineteenth and even the twentieth centuries, each different, each bringing its own distinctive feel and timbre to the process, which was always seen as a vital route to the refreshment of our culture. The fifteenth and sixteenth century revivals went

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Cardinal Dolan: Include the new minority, the faithful Catholics …

A very refreshing, consistent theme of the synod has been inclusion.  The Church, our spiritual family, welcomes everyone, especially those who may feel excluded.  Among those, I’ve heard the synod fathers and observers comment, are the single, those with same-sex attraction, those divorced, widowed, or recently arrived in a new country, those with disabilities, the

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