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Study, Play, Hike, and Pray at Thomas More College High School Summer Program

Students singingThe Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, N.H., is offering its flagship “Great Books Program” and four other opportunities for high school students this summer, according to the College.

The oldest summer program in the country, according to the College, the Great Books program will take students back five-hundred years in time to “explore the lives of great men and women who lived, challenged, defended, and helped spread the Catholic Faith to the world.”  The College reports:

During this program, you will surround yourself with a community of learners all dedicated to renewing that spirit of learning and living developed in the schools of Greece and Rome, and in the universities of the Middle Ages. Here you will build friendship meant to last as you study, play sports, hike, and pray together. Moreover, you will experience the healthy balance of prayer, work, and play—essential to the undergraduate life of Thomas More College.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the first Jesuit missionaries to North America, read their writings, and track their journeys through New England – you will even see the same mountainous peaks they beheld! You will read, perform, and compare scenes from Shakespeare’s plays, and to conclude the course you will stage a full-length performance of Life is a Dream, a masterful play written by Spanish playwright, Calderon de la Barca.

What lessons does the past offer us today? Using original texts and first-hand experience, The Thomas More College Great Books Program marks a full immersion into Catholic History.

The other summer programs include a Catholic Writers Program, Catholic Leadership Institute, and Naturalistic Drawing and Iconography classes.

To learn more about these programs, please see the College’s website.

The Thomas More College of Liberal Arts is recommended in The Newman Guide for its strong Catholic identity.

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