A Chesterton fan and blogger in England, Malcolm, shares a wonderful reflection on the 4th Annual G.K. Chesterton Pilgrimage which recently took place.
Did you know about this annual event?
The walking pilgrimage participants have the option of raising money for charity with their walk, and its route goes from the site of GKC's baptism to the place of his final repose where he lies in rest with his wife Frances and his daughter-like-secretary Dorothy.
We left Kensington at eight o’clock in the morning, arrived at Uxbridge just after one thirty pm, and reached Beaconsfield around eight-thirty in the evening. Thankfully, the graveyard doors were still open, so we straggled in and made our way to the grave that Chesterton, despite being a man of the broadest possible girth, shares with his wife, Frances, and secretary, Dorothy Collins. He always was a kind man. When you read something – anything – by him, you will see that.
Before the grave, we said the GKC prayer once more. Photographs were taken and, I am afraid to say, this is where my patience, which had somehow lasted longer than my strength, gave way. One more picture… Another one… Ano— NO. I am off to the pub, thank you.
And to the pub we went.