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.

Read More

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.

Read More

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.

Read More

John Senior and St Benedict on the vocation of teaching

Dr John Senior’s whole philosophy of education was informed by the Benedictine Spirit. In an essay entitled “The Spirit of the Rule”, he comments on the relationship between the Rule of St. Benedict and the vocation of the teacher. “According to the Benedictine view,” John Senior states, “against the prevalent establishment, and exactly consonant with

Read More