The G.K. Chesterton Institute launches 50th anniversary webpage

A TIME OF CELEBRATIONS To commemorate the 150th anniversary of G. K. Chesterton’s birth, the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture is pleased to announce the launch of its new webpage celebrating its 50th anniversary. In our anniversary webpage you will find information about the work of the Institute and archival and historical materials as well as many photographs.…

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Anniversaries Celebrations: G.K. Chesterton at 150! & the G. K. Chesterton Institute at 50!

TODAY, MAY 20, 2024, MARKS THE 150th ANNIVERSARY OF G.K. CHESTERTON’S BIRTH To commemorate the 150th anniversary of G.K. Chesterton’s birth, the Chesterton Institute is pleased to launch its new website on May 29, 2024 celebrating its 50th anniversary. To celebrate the launch Mrs. Gloria Garafulich-Grabois, director of the G.K. Chesterton Institute interviewed Dr. Dermot Quinn, editor of The Chesterton…

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Imagining a world with leaders rooted in Chestertonian ideals–50 years of the Chesterton Institute

2024 marks the 50th anniversary of the G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and its journal, The Chesterton Review “The effect of the work of the Institute is cumulative; it builds on the past, and we think in terms of the future. Our work is immensely relevant for today and tomorrow.” —Father Ian Boyd, Founder and President Emeritus  …

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Upcoming in person event: Caravaggio: A Radical Approach to the Truth

…the artist is a person who communicates something…the moment of creation is the moment of communication.  It is when the work has passed from mind to mind that it becomes a work of art. — G.K. Chesterton The Department of Catholic Studies proudly presents the Ninth Annual Monsignor James Cafone Memorial Lecture: “Caravaggio: A Radical Approach to the Truth” by artist David Lopez Ribes,…

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Memorial Mass for Father Ian Boyd, C.S.B. at Seton Hall University

On February 13, 2024, Campus Ministry and the Priest Community at Seton Hall University celebrated a Memorial Mass for Father Ian Boyd, R.I.P. Msgr. Richard Liddy, former director of the Center for Catholic Studies celebrated the Mass which was attended by priests of the university’s Priest Community, students and members of the university. We invite you to view the Mass…

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In Memoriam: Father Joseph Ian Boyd, C.S.B. – Requiescat in Pace

In Memoriam: Father Joseph Ian Boyd, C.S.B. – Requiescat in Pace January 23, 1935 – January 10, 2024 The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and The Chesterton Review mourns the death of our Founder Father Ian Boyd. Father Ian Boyd, a priest of the Congregation of Saint Basil and an internationally recognized Chesterton scholar, died in Edmonton,…

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Movie Screening: “Liberi Tutti!” – November 8, 2023 | 5:30 pm | University Center Theatre

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University, the Rimini Meeting, the Department of Catholic Studies,  in collaboration with Campus Ministry, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute are pleased to announce that the in-person Screening of “Liberi Tutti!”—a movie based on G. K. Chesterton’s play “The Surprise”—directed by Otello Cenci—will be presented at Seton Hall University on:

Wednesday, November 8, 2023 at 5:30 pm                                       at the Theatre/University Center                                                        Introduction: Otello Cenci, Director –                                                Remarks: Dr. Dermot Quinn, Professor of History                                      The video recording of the stage production is in Italian with English subtitles.

Liberi Tutti! Premiered on-stage in August 2022 at the 2022 Rimini Meeting at special performances held at Teatro Gali in Rimini; in Brescia, Italy in January 2013 and at international online screening event in June 2023.

It has been a privilege for the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture to collaborate once again to bring Chesterton to the Rimini Meeting.  Our past collaborations include the state presentations of Chesterton’s “The Ballad of the White Horse” (2011), “Manalive” (2013) and a great Chesterton exhibit entitled “La Casa di Chesterton” (2013) which received over 60,000 visitors in one week. We are grateful to the Rimini Meeting and Otello Cenci for their invitation to be a part of the 2022 Rimini Meeting.


Movie Screening of “Liberi Tutti!” at Seton Hall University

The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University, the Rimini Meeting, the Department of Catholic Studies,  in collaboration with Campus Ministry, the Department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, and the Charles and Joan Alberto Italian Studies Institute are pleased to announce that the in-person Screening of “Liberi Tutti!”—a movie based on G. K. Chesterton’s play “The Surprise”—directed by…

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Dramatic Reading of Bruce Marshall’s Father Malachy’s Miracle

We are pleased to announce an upcoming event in the Catholic Life in Literature Series presented by the Department of Catholic Studies and the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University:
A Dramatic Reading of Bruce Marshall’s “Father Malachy’s Miracle”
an adaptation by James McGlone, Ph.D.
The event will be held on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, at 7 p.m. in the University Center

The Chesterton Review Announces the Publication of vol. 49, nos. 1 / 2, Spring Summer 2023

The G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture at Seton Hall University announces the publication of volume 49, nos. 1 & 2, Spring/Summer 2023—of its widely recognized journal The Chesterton Review.

About the New Issue

All directness is divine. If God is hiding, in other words, He is hiding in plain sight. “Thinkers of [a particular] school have a tendency to believe that the concrete is a symbol of the abstract,” Chesterton wrote in The Speaker in 1902. ‘The truth, the truth at the root of all mysticism, is quite the other way. The abstract is the symbol of the concrete… Just in so far as we get into the abstract, we get away from the reality, we get away from the mystery… God made the concrete, but man made the abstract.” Such is the theme that connects the articles of this issue. —Dermot Quinn, Editor, The Chesterton Review.

The issue contains an Introduction by Dermot Quinn, articles by John Peatfield, Gregory Dowling, Chris Altieri, Maxwell Patchet, David Pickering, Daniel Frampton and part II of Gregory Glazov article. As with all issues of the Review, there is also a good selection of Chesterton’s own writing, along with Book and Film Reviews, as well as many News and Comments items, well as Letters and Photo Galleries.

About The Chesterton Review
Founded by Father Ian Boyd, and now edited by Professor Dermot Quinn, The Chesterton Review is the journal of the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and has been widely praised for both its scholarship and for the quality of its writing. It was founded in 1974 by Father Ian Boyd, C.S.B. to promote an interest in all aspects of Chesterton’s life, work, art, and ideas, including his Christian apologetics. It includes a wide range of articles not only on Chesterton himself, but also on the issues close to his heart in the work of other writers and in the modern world. It has devoted special issues to C.S. Lewis, George Bernanos, Hilaire Belloc, Maurice Baring, Christopher Dawson, Cardinal Manning, the Modernist Crisis, J.R.R. Tolkien and Fantasy Literature, Special Polish Issue, Special Agrarian Issue, Special Charles Dickens issue, a Special Stanley L. Jaki issue, and many others. It is published twice annually (two double issues).