GRAPEVINE CHESTERTON SOCIETY
Chesterton Society Meeting – April 15, 2019
Join us for dinner, beverages, and discussion
The St. Francis of Assisi Grapevine chapter of the American Chesterton Society meets every 3rdMonday at the Big Fish Restaurant in downtown Grapevine from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The next meeting will be April 15, so put your tax return in the mail and come celebrate with us! If you decide to attend this or future meetings please send a message to Chris Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org. It is important that we have an attendance count for the restaurant.
We are both men and women, and we boast a wide spread of ages from the 20’s and up; most of us are Catholic, but there are members of other faiths too. Participants are asked to read a Chesterton essay before attending. The meeting features a discussion of the essay and fellowship; and you can order dinner and beverages from the Big Fish menu. The April reading, “The Fallacy of Success,” can be found at this link:
G K Chesterton was a British philosopher, author, critic, historian, theologian, dedicated disciple—and convert—to our Catholic faith. He has been called an apostle of common sense and the prince of paradox, and in the early 20th century he foresaw and wrote about the same issues we struggle with in the 21st century: social injustice, materialism, moral relativism, the culture of death; and assaults on religion, the family, and human dignity.
Join the Grapevine Chesterton Society (hosted by St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church) for our monthly meeting on the 3rd Monday at 6pm.
As a member of the American Chesterton Society, we discuss one book or essay by or about GK Chesterton each month. We typically meet on the 3rd Monday of the month at 6pm in the Upper Room of Big Fish Seafood Bar & Grill ( 414 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX). For more information or questions, contact Chris Hunt at email@example.com.
The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.
April 2019 – “The Fallacy of Success”
What is the American Chesterton Society?
The American Chesterton Society (ACS), founded in 1996, works to promote interest in G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), one of the 20th century’s greatest writers. A convert to the Catholic Church, Chesterton wrote over a hundred books during his lifetime and published over five thousand essays in newspapers and magazines.
One of the most quoted writers in the English language, yet one of the least studied, G.K. Chesterton foresaw and wrote about the issues we struggle with today: social injustice, the culture of death, the decline of the arts, assaults on religion, and attacks on the family and on the dignity of the human person.
Interest in, and appreciation for, Chesterton’s work is growing thanks in part to the sustained efforts of the ACS.