Dale Ahlquist is well known as president of the American Chesterton Society and host of the EWTN television program The Apostle of Common Sense, which is about the great 20th century Catholic writer GK Chesterton. He’ll be visiting the area in mid July and Madison’s excellent “Classical education” Catholic school St Ambrose Academy will be sponsoring a talk by Ahlquist which a devoted Chesterton fan has asked me to inform you of. This event is of course free and open to all. You can view a PDF poster advertising the event at this link. The following is the text from the poster:
“G.K. Chesterton on Education”
Sunday, July 14, 2013
St. John the Baptist Parish
209 South Street
Waunakee, WI 53597
G.K. Chesterton is of the most quoted writers in the English language, yet one of the least studied. He 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. Chesterton was the greatest English writer of the 20th century was because he was also the greatest thinker of the 20th century. He is responsible for many conversions and was influential in the lives of many prominent Catholics in the 20th century. In this free public event, Dale Ahlquist will present “G.K. Chesterton on Education,” providing the wit and wisdom of Chesterton on how to educate and to avoid giving in to the fads and fashions that afflict modern education. For more information, contact Laura Karlen at (608) 445-2064 or [email protected].
St Ambrose Academy is a small and vibrant school which educates grades 6-12 with a classical curriculum, but also contributes amazingly much to the wider Catholic community. Their motto is “Teach ’em to think.” The proof is in their amazing graduates, many of whom I have met. St Ambrose actively hopes to be able to add the elementary grades in the future, and are in search of a larger and suitable building that would make that possible.