January, Chesterton & You

Dear Chestertonians of the Capital Region,

Merry Christmas to all!

Apologies for the late reminder, but please join us Thursday for our January gathering and ring in the New Year with a hefty helping of SANITY & COMMON SENSE to combat nihilism and the winter chills.  

Where:     Smith’s Restaurant of Cohoes

What:       Food, drink, wholesome company and a rollicking discussion of                            The Everlasting Man, Part II, Chapter 2, The Riddles of the Gospel

When:      Thursday, January 2nd at 7 o’clock in the evening

Who:        Common sense enthusiasts, militants & sympathizers

Why:        Because Albany needs Chesterton (and we need each other, too)





This Sunday, December 15th at 7:30 p.m. EST,

Dale Ahlquist, fearless leader of the American Chesterton Society and early champion of the cause investigating GK Chesterton’s possible sainthood, will give a talk entitled: 

God in the Cave: Chesterton’s Vision of the Cosmic Caveman

St. James Church Hall 905 Park Avenue, Falls Church, VA 22046 & via live online broadcast http://www.instituteofcatholicculture.org/live-broadcasting/

(Thanks to Paul for the heads up!)


Painting:  Giorgione, Adoration of the Shepherds (1505/1510)

france_flag_by_think0-d563k6eSalut la France!  (Je crois que nous avons quel q’un en amitie qui lit notre site du pays Tricolour.  On vous dit bonjour et bienvenue… Et on s’exclame: “ON LACHE RIEN!” La France aussi a besoin de GKC!)


December Chestertoniana

Dear champions of Common Sense,

The December meeting of the Albany Chesterton Society will take place this Thursday, December 5th at Smith’s Restaurant in Cohoes, at 7 o’clock in the evening.  Continuing our rollicking journey through The Everlasting Man, we will discuss Chapter 1 of Part II: On the Man Called Christ.

Until then, wishing you a blessed beginning of Advent.

In the meantime, enjoy The God in the Cave and a smorgasbord of Chestertoniana, proximate and otherwise, including:

photoTales of Glory: The Stories Icons Tell is a stunning and edifying book by our own Matthew Gaul.  You won’t want to miss it, and you don’t have to, because he’ll bring copies this week, and will even autograph them for you.

Prayer Card for the intercession of G.K. Chesterton, whose cause for sainthood is under preliminary investigation in Northampton, England.image

American Chesterton Society STORE for your Christmas shopping needs… give the gift of Common Sense!  Perhaps an ACS membership, which includes a subscription to the wonderful bi-monthly Gilbert Magazine, plus 20% off all merchandise.