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HELP THE SOCIETY OF GILBERT KEITH CHESTERTON DEMONSTRATE THE WORLDWIDE DEVOTION TO CHESTERTON BY LIGHTING A CANDLE AND ADDING YOUR PERSONAL TESTIMONY.
G.K.C. and The Cross
We will be discussing the theme of the Cross in Chesterton's work. Please bring a favorite passage that deals with the Cross and/or crosses.
This will also serve as our preliminary informational/organizational meeting. Please come with suggestions and questions about how we will proceed from here!
SAVE THE DATE!
Our first meeting will be on SEPTEMBER 14, 2014.
Exact time and location T.B.A.
Since September 14th is the Feast of the Triumph of the Cross (also called The Exaltation of the Cross or simply Holy Cross Day), please plan to bring along your favorite passage from Chesterton about crosses.
Whether it be from "The Blue Cross" or "The Ball and the Cross," please share with us your own selection of Chesterton's wit and wisdom reflecting upon this crucial Christian symbol (see what we did there?).
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Malcolm's charming description makes us wish we could have been along for the memorable journey:
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.
Read the whole heartwarming account here. Kudos to these pilgrims for their inspiring witness to the importance Chesterton has had in so many lives.
Earlier this month, several Southeastern PA Chestertonians headed out to the Seminary of Our Lady of the Lake in Mundelein, IL for the 33rd Annual Chesterton Conference. The campus was beautiful and the people were - as could be expected - wonderful!
The keynote speaker for the event was His Excellency, the Most Reverend Thomas J. Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield in Illinois. Other speakers included Dale Ahlquist, Joseph Pearce, Father Robert Wild, Nancy Carpentier Brown, Scott Richert, and many others!
Of course, also much enjoyed were the meals where new friends were made, and the (in)famous afterglow gatherings!
Below the jump are some other pictures from what was truly an edifying and enjoyable event. If you have never been to one of these conferences, you might want to plan on it for next year!
We aim to provide fellowship and fun in the Philadelphia area as we gather and honor the personal and literary legacy of G.K. Chesterton.
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