Newman College Ireland

A new initiative in Catholic higher education for Ireland.

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+011 353 8727 86552

Enrollment: 20-25

The Institution:

  • President’s Oath 
  • Catholic Board
  • Catholic Faculty
  • Mandatum Required
  • Theologians’ Oath

Campus Culture:

  • Mass and Confession
  • Speakers Vetted
  • Unobjectionable Clubs
  • No Coed Dorms *
  • Health Services Okay (N/A) *

School’s Comments:

Institution: Newman College Ireland is a faithfully Catholic, academically excellent liberal arts college, introducing students to the life of the mind and preparing them for their vocations or careers in a way that gives precedence to the Catholic faith. The college is pleased to announce that scholarships are available. 

Culture: Newman College Ireland is a community of professors and students joyfully striving to acquire both intellectual and moral virtues with the aid of a rich sacramental life.

Campus: Newman College of Ireland is undergoing major transitions this year between locations. In this transitory year, it is located in New Hampshire at Thomas More College (see page B7). Negotiations are being made to be permanently located in southern Ireland at a Cistercian abbey. Please check the website for details at the beginning of 2020, when new registrations will be accepted. Newman College Ireland looks forward to a permanent campus as soon as possible.

President’s Oath: given October 2015. 

Health: The college does not provide any health coverage for students.

Holy Spirit College

Holy Spirit seeks to educate and to form students who, as leaders in professional and civic life, will live by the highest intellectual and ethical standards. In service of this goal, Holy Spirit endeavors to create an environment in which integrated learning is a shared responsibility. Shared responsibility for the life and governance of the College should lead all its members to make the best of their own talents, to work together, to be sensitive to one another, to serve others, and to seek justice within and beyond the Holy Spirit community.

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito says of discerning one’s college choice, ‘There has to be something that tugs at you and makes you want to investigate it further. And then the personal encounter comes in the form of a visit or a chat with a student or alumnus who communicates with the same enthusiasm or energy about the place. And then that love of a place can be a seed which germinates in your own heart through prayer.’

Choose a College With a Discerning Mind and Heart

Cistercian Father Thomas Esposito, assistant professor of theology at the University of Dallas (UD) and subprior (and former vocations director) of the Cistercian Abbey of Our Lady of Dallas, drew from his experience as both a student and now monastic religious to help those discerning understand the parallels between religious and college discernment.