AS promised, here is a packet of all the scanned illustrations by Chesterton for our November 2020 reading of Hilaire Belloc's The Haunted House. See or download the document below the jump!
Join the Society on Sunday evening, November 10th 2019 at Ivy Hall to discuss Hilaire Belloc's lighthearted but economically-topical novel, The Haunted House.
Join the Society on Sunday, September 22 for our next monthly meeting when we will discuss a selection of writings from Father Vincent McNabb, O.P., the great Distributist writer and friend of Chesterton and Belloc. Of McNabb, Monsignor Ronald Knox (another great priest writer contemporary with Chesterton) once wrote,
"Father Vincent is the only person I have ever known about whom I have felt, and said more than once, ‘He gives you some idea of what a saint must be like.’ There was a kind of light about his presence which didn't seem to be quite of this world."
For our reading selection for this meeting, we will be using a custom reading packet. We are not posting this packet online, however. The only way to get the reading packet is to RSVP for this meeting! (See the bottom of this post to RSVP.)
Even if you RSVP that you cannot attend, you can select an option to have the reading packet sent to you. But we are keeping it under this process in order to protect any potential violations of copyright and the like which may arise from posting it online.
Join the Society on Sunday, August 18th at 6:30 PM at Ivy Hall (details below) for the completion of our discussion of The Autobiography of Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
We will also have updates from the annual Chesterton conference, and discuss important plans for the future. We hope you can make it!
Join the Society on Sunday evening, June 23rd, to discuss the first part (chapters 1-8) of GKC's Autobiography, the penultimate publication of the author's lifetime (a book of essays, unfortunately out of print, entitled "As I was Saying," takes the final spot). Please see below to RSVP for this meeting.
The book is a treat; if you haven't read it before, the first sentence should be sufficient to whet your appetite: "Bowing down in blind credulity, as is my custom, before mere authority and the tradition of the elders, superstitiously swallowing a story I could not test at the time by experiment or private judgment, I am firmly of opinion that I was born on the 29th of May, 1874, on Campden Hill, Kensington; and baptised according to the formularies of the Church of England in the little church of St. George opposite the large Waterworks Tower that dominated that ridge."
You can purchase the book online in various formats; if you want a physical copy, we'd urge you to pick one up from the Society of Gilbert Keith Chesterton.
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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