Rare Video of G.K. Chesterton

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G.K. Chesterton

To celebrate the recent news that G.K. Chesterton may soon be known as St. Gilbert, here’s some rare footage of the Apostle of Common Sense being made an honorary Holy Cross Crusader by Worcester College on May 1st, 1931.
 

 
The article above also reveals that Pope Francis is himself a Chesterton fan. While archbishop of Buenos Aires, then-Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio expressed support for Chesterton’s sainthood cause. He was an honorary member of the Argentine Chesterton Society, celebrated a Mass for their annual Chesterton conference, and approved the text of a private prayer for Chesterton’s canonization.
 

Do you think Chesterton is a saint?

 

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  • lizzy_tu

    “…at least I’m not a mahommadan…” LOL.

  • Nancy Whalen

    What a surprising find. Thank you. I do believe he is a saint.

  • pedroerik

    Chesterton converted thousands to Christianity (including C.S.Lewis). I was Catholic before knowing him, but reading Orthodoxy changed my life, my thoughts forever.

    God bless St. Gilbert.

  • Mario Pineda, Jr

    I’m from Worcester and its great to know that my city was once visited by such a holy and wise man.

  • Honoria1

    How wonderful a find. To see and hear the great thinker of common sense.

  • Carson Lauffer

    Thank you for this.

  • "There is only one tragedy in the end, not to have been a saint." - Léon Bloy