Peter Sampo: "Making visible the invisible realities of Truth, Goodness, and Beauty."
With "Good afternoon, my fellow Americans," Dr. Peter Sampo, the college’s founding president, begins this address on the occasion of the college's forty-first commencement exercises at which he received an honorary degree. In this address Dr. Sampo considers the extraordinary education the college offers within the broader landscape of contemporary culture, concluding with a call to live lives of extraordinary courage.
Links of potential interest:
Peter Sampo on "Paideia"
Magdalen College of the Liberal Arts
“On Teaching and Translating Dante” (Anthony Esolen Episode 9)
"The Power of the Powerless" (Anthony Esolen Episode 8)
"He doesn't want our contentment but our joy and salvation" (Anthony Esolen Episode 7)
"Benedict, Boethius, and Bosco" (Anthony Esolen Episode 6)
Mary Mumbach: "The Genres of Poetry: A Mapping that Takes Us Back to the Text"
Peter Sampo: "On the Renewal of Catholic Education"
Mary Mumbach: "The Poetic Imagination"
"The eyes, the eyes!" (Anthony Esolen Episode 5)
Mary Mumbach: "An Education for Heroism"
“Smelling Salts in the Thurible" (Anthony Esolen Episode 4)
"It is like the difference between filet mignon and cardboard." (Anthony Esolen Episode 3)
Mary Mumbach: "The Urgency of Liberal Education"
“We can’t get through the day without telling a lie to ourselves.” (Anthony Esolen Episode 2)
"It is broken metrically to describe a civilization in rubble." (Anthony Esolen Episode 1)
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