Join the Society in January and February of 2020 to discuss, over the course of two meetings, Chesterton's classic and seminal work, Orthodoxy. We will meet to discuss the first five chapters of the book on Sunday, January 12. For reference, they are:
You can of course pick up a copy of this book from the Chesterton Society, or from most bookstores or various places online - it's one of his most popular books, and has never been out of print since 2008!
Additionally, if you sign up for a free account at ChristianAudio.com this month, you can download a free audiobook version of the tome! It's quick and easy, and absolutely free of charge.
Finally, a resource I propose we use as part of our discussion is my study guide for Orthodoxy available here for download from my website.
The Society's next meeting will be on Sunday, December 8th, 2019, when we will be discussing the book Advent and Christmas Wisdom from G. K. Chesterton.
This book contains selections from Chesterton for each day of the season, alongside a Scriptural passage, a prayer reflection, and a recommended spiritual practice for sanctifying the day of preparation and celebration of Christmas.
You can purchase the book directly from the publisher or on Amazon.
While we are giving late notice for this meeting, we don't expect that everyone will have read the entire thing by the date of the meeting, especially as some members may choose to use it as designed as a source of daily reflection. Other members might choose to pick a date in the book at random and select that as a passage to discuss. In any event, every short snippet of Chesterton contained herein will be fodder for good discussion! Please RSVP for this meeting below the jump.
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.
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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