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Welcome to The Hebdomadal Chesterton!

Gilbert Keith Chesterton (1874-1936) was a British journalist, novelist, poet, playwright, controversialist, and public figure. He was a wonderful, remarkable man, and while he is not exactly forgotten today, he is not as well known as he should be.

There are a fair number of sites where one can find brief one-liners from Chesterton, but few that provide more substantial fare. On this blog I post excerpts from his published writings, each ranging in length from several sentences to several paragraphs. In this way, it is my hope that readers will begin to know, and to love, the singular spirit of this great man. The excerpts will be chosen in an entirely unsystematic way, which I think is what he would have preferred.

Published on October 19, 2008 at 9:55 am  Comments (20)  

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  1. Good! Very good thing!
    I’m the chairman of Italian Chesterton Society (Società Chestertoniana Italiana). You can go and see our blog: http://uomovivo.blogspot.com.
    Up Chesterton!

  2. Thanks for making this website! I will refer my readers to it.

  3. Hello! What a delight to encounter your work to bring a weekly blessing of Chesterton thought!! Thank you, thank you, thank you! How can I support your page, which is so meaningful to me?

  4. Thank you for your encouraging words. The best way to support this site is simply to read it! And tell your friends about it too.


    The Hebdomadarian

  5. need to know much more about this man and his mind!

  6. Brilliantly executed!

  7. Great stuff. Thanks for posting these Chesterton quotes.

  8. My pleasure. Thanks for reading.

    • Angie B here again to say thanks for continuing to post these great quotes!

  9. Thank you! I’ve been looking for something like this. The world needs Chesterton!

  10. Thank you! wonderful work you are doing here

  11. My wife says this’ll be good.

  12. Re-reading Orthodoxy. Phenomenal thought went into it — and a keen wit. It is slow-going for me because I pause to transcribe bits & pieces into my journal.

  13. Thank you for sharing GKC – great way to make the world a better place.

    • Thank you, Watergirl.

  14. Thank you for all the work you have put into this. I have smaller tidbits of GKC on my website, KarenJHornsby.com – he is under the heading ‘Chesterton Corner’. From time to time I may borrow from you. The more we broadcast him the better. GKC was also the inspiration for my new radio show: Beautiful Minds. It is dedicated to his memory. It began airing on catholiccommunityradio.org this past week. I also started a Chesterton Club (in 2012) in Baton Rouge, LA. We have the only life-sized statue of Gilbert nearby in a little town called Ponchatoula, LA. Please visit and try some strawberry beignets while you are at it! I am always looking for special guests on the show, and since you know so much about Gilbert perhaps you would agree to be a guest? If so, contact me at: karen@karenjhornsby.com

  15. Greetings from Brazil my friend!

    For a time now I’ve been thinking on creating a website or blog where I can concentrate most of my studies and share G.K.C.’s brilliancy for some of my fellow-men.

    I just love your idea of a hebdomadal Chesterton, and really wanted to know: Can I borrow the title and idea of your website, with all due credits, of course, but to make it in Portuguese? You could consider it as an extension of your own blog, but made on another country, half a world apart.

    If you just give me green light, I shall make it, and afterwards show you, if you wish to see it.

    Greetings my brother!

  16. Yes, absolutely. Although you might wish to use a less obscure word than “hebdomadal” (or its Portuguese equivalent). Good luck to you!

    • hahaha Oh my friend, the beauty is exactly on this word! Thank you!

  17. Hey, nice work. What would you say if someone was to translate your blog in French ?

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