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Introducing Fisher More College: A Truly Traditional Catholic Education

The following post is by Jason Fabaz of Fisher More College:

“The proper and immediate end of Christian education is to cooperate with divine grace in forming the true and perfect Christian…” Pope Pius XI, Divini Illius Magistri

“There are three things which we desire all the Fellows of this College to care for above all things, namely, the worship of God, the increase of the faith, and the probity of morals.” (From the Statutes of St. John’s College, Cambridge University, England, written by St. John Fisher, Chancellor, 1516)

At Fisher More College we have been long-time followers of Rorate Caeli and applaud the contributors for their great work!  What unites almost everyone who posts here is a love for the Traditional Mass and the Traditional Doctrines of Holy Mother Church.  With that in view, we would like to share with you a little about a College that is completely committed to promoting the Traditional Mass, Traditional Doctrines and Traditional Catholic Formation and Education.

We’d like to present to you America's only fully-accredited 4-year Catholic College that proclaims fidelity to the Traditional Latin Mass as essential towards achieving its mission: The College of Sts. John Fisher & Thomas More (Fisher More College).

Our Goal is that every Traditional Catholic, regardless of where they attend the Traditional Latin Mass (Fraternity, Institute, Society, Diocesan sponsored, etc.) will learn about Fisher More College and recognize that we are a Catholic College that lives by the motto: Lex Orandi, Lex Credendi, Lex Vivendi (as we pray, so we believe, so we live) which we have adopted as Our Statement of Principles:

Lex Orandi: We pray the Traditional Latin Mass and the associated rich Sacred Liturgy that has been passed down to us through the ages. We are certain that fidelity to the Usus Antiquior is essential to achieving our mission.

Lex Credendi: We believe in the Holy Catholic Church, Her teachings, and Her traditions. We hold that this belief has been the greatest source of enrichment of faith, piety, and culture throughout all times.

Lex Vivendi: We live an apostolate of faith, service, and scholarship. We strive for holiness in forms that correspond to our three great moral duties toward God: to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him.

Fisher More’s curriculum is rooted in the Catholic scholastic and Thomistic tradition. Required texts include the works of Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, and many other great works of the Western intellectual tradition.  The program will produce graduates who are skilled in the arts of reading, writing, and thinking, who understand the purpose of life and the meaning of a vocation, and who possesses the will and character to live an excellent life.

Importantly, Fisher More is committed to providing Catholic education that is affordable for large families.  It doesn’t participate in any government or private student loan programs.  For full-time students living on campus, the cost of attending the residential College for the 2013-2014 school year is $5,000 per semester, $10,000 per year.  This amount is all inclusive of tuition, room, meals, and fees.  Those familiar with the prices of the old-line Catholic universities will recognize the bargain at Fisher More.  It is even less expensive than most tax supported state universities. 

We recently mailed our first-ever national fundraising letter, we call it our Rogatio Letter which has been distributed to over 10,000 people devoted to the Traditional Latin Mass. The letter was written on Thursday, August 22, 2013, the glorious feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary. On that same day, the College was consecrated to Our Lady's Immaculate Heart. I invite you to click on the following link to visit our website and read our Rogatio Letter in its entirety.

Also, to read a collection of statements that describe the College’s apostolate and answers important questions, please click here: Statement of the Apostolate

Fisher More needs the support of Traditional Catholics in the U.S. and abroad in order to achieve its mission.  We hope you will consider actively supporting the advancement of the College and help promote awareness of this Catholic endeavor.

For more information or to join our mailing list to receive future communications from us, please contact:

Jason Fabaz

Director of Development and Institutional Advancement
Rorate note: Please know that Taylor Marshall is no longer employed at Fisher More College after the two sides mutually agreed to part ways in June 2013.