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Chesterton Society Meeting

December 13, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Hello everyone,

Our next meeting will be Tuesday evening, December, the 13th. It will be at the usual time, right after the evening Mass at St. Stephen the First Martyr Catholic Church, approximately 7:30 pm in classroom 2 (or 3).

We are currently reading The Everlasting Man. This month we will be discussing Chapter 3 of Part II, “The Strangest Story in the World“.

The Father Brown story we are reading is “The Vampire of the Village“. That is probably the last story in most of your books. I know there are at least a couple of others, I will send a link to them as we need them.

As it is Thanksgiving today, here are some Chesterton quotes on thanksgiving and being thankful:

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.”

“The aim of life is appreciation; there is no sense in not appreciating things; and there is no sense in having more of them if you have less appreciation of them.”

“When it comes to life the critical thing is whether you take things for granted or take them with gratitude.”

“You say grace before meals. All right. But I say grace before the concert and the opera, and grace before the play and pantomime, and grace before I open a book, and grace before sketching, painting, swimming, fencing, boxing, walking, playing, dancing and grace before I dip the pen in the ink.”

And, for your enjoyment, here is a Link to “A Chestertonian Thanksgiving” from the Imaginative Conservative which has a long stream of consciousness, stitched together series of many of his familiar quotes.

Happy Thanksgiving, and good reading until December 13th!




December 13, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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