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From Living a Culture of Death
to Embracing a Culture of Life
Prolific and Acclaimed Catholic Author
Saturday, May 13th | Doors open at 6:30 PM, Lecture at 7:00 PM
Church of the Blessed Sacrament
2119 Stillwater Ave E, St Paul, MN 55119
Light refreshments served following the lecture
Join us for our 9th annual Cultura Vitae lecture featuring Joseph Pearce. Mr. Pearce will share his gripping conversion story, which took him from the streets of London, through prison, to the arms of the Church. The lecture will take place at Church of the Blessed Sacrament, home to Chesterton Academy’s East Metro Campus, opening fall of 2017. Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society and Co-Founder, Chesterton Academy, will introduce Mr. Pearce.
About Joseph Pearce
Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures. His bestsellers include as Tolkien: Man and Myth; The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde; C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church; Literary Converts; and Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton. In addition to his writing, Pearce is the director of the Aquinas Center for Faith and Culture, editor of the St. Austin Review, an international review of Catholic culture, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, and executive director of Catholic Courses.
Mr. Pearce’s books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean, Mandarin and Polish. Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, and has also written and presented documentaries on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. Pearce has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America. He is also a regular guest on national and international television and radio programs, and has served as consultant for film documentaries on J.R.R. Tolkien and Alexander Solzhenitsyn.
About the Cultura Vitae Lecture
The Cultura Vitae Lecture Series was established during Chesterton Academy’s inaugural academic year (2008) as an effort of the school to educate the greater community and to build what Saint Pope John Paul II called “the culture of life.” To that end, the series is dedicated to bringing scholars and accomplished individuals to speak on a variety of issues that directly affect the protection of the human person, the family, and the building up of the common good.