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Meet G. K. Chesterton

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An Evangelical Orphan in Search of His Family

Meet G.K. Chesterton

– by Shane Fuller

GK 3“He said something about everything and he said it better than anyone else.”

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, who is commonly and most often referred to as G. K. Chesterton, was born in 1874 and lived until 1936. He would go down as one of the best writers in the 20th Century.

He was born in London and educated at St. Paul’s. Surprisingly, Chesterton never attended college, but went to art school instead. He began writing when, as an art student, he was asked to contribute a few articles to an art magazine where he critiqued some new pieces. From those humble beginnings, Chesterton would go on to write over 100 of his own books, while contributing to over 200 more. He also wrote hundreds of poems, five plays, five novels, nearly 200 short stories. Chesterton, who considered himself more of a journalist than a writer, also wrote weekly columns for 43…

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April 21, Monday in the Octave of Easter

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Keep me safe, O God; you are my hope. — Psalm 16:1

The Octave of Easter is like a seven-day extension of Easter Sunday, making Easter day last 192 hours. So, if you’re uncomfortable with breaking the rules, consider today Sunday and pray the Glorious Mysteries. Besides, remember that Christ’s Resurrection also broke the rules about human life and death. As a rule breaker, you’ll be in good company.

Prayer: Alleluia! Mary, we rejoice with you in celebrating your Son’s victory over death. Alleluia!