The inimitable Dale Ahlquist, President of the American Chesterton Society, writes:
Help Us Meet the Chesterton Challenge!
Join Us for Our Rome Pilgrimage, November 12-20
Take a chance to win 2 FREE Tickets to Rome!
$100 = $200.
I know that sounds crazy, but I’ve checked the math on this, and it actually works.
And it could be worth even more.
Several generous donors have stepped forward and offered the American Chesterton Society a Challenge Grant of $40,000.
That means that every dollar you donate will be matched, up to $40,000.
It means $100 equals $200.
Why is this important? Because the world needs Chesterton.
G.K. Chesterton’s prophetic words represent hope in an age of despair, joy in an era of gloom, calm reason amidst whirling insanity, and faith to counter the purveyors of doubt.
Since 1996, the American Chesterton Society has worked tirelessly to promote the thoughts and writing of G.K. Chesterton and to ensure that this prophet is not forgotten.
You can help us right now to support our efforts to bring G.K. Chesterton to the world, and your gift will be matched, dollar for dollar. But here is another incentive. And it is amazing.
For $100, you can purchase a chance to win TWO TICKETS to the Chesterton Rome Pilgrimage, November 12-20, a $7,400 value. You can purchase many chances for $100 each. Click here to learn more.
Let me tell you about the pilgrimage.
November 12-20, 2012, I have the privilege of leading a group in Chesterton’s footsteps through Rome. We will visit all the important holy sites such as the Catacombs, St. John Lateran, and St. Peter’s, and we will attend a Mass celebrated by Cardinal Raymond Burke in the Vatican. We will also visit the beautiful coastal town of San Benedetto where there is a Chesterton school! We will attend a general audience with Pope Benedict XVI, and to top it off, a two-day international Chesterton Conference with speakers from all over the world.
This will be a once-in-a-lifetime trip that will also be Chestertonian in every sense: spiritual, educational, and gastronomical. We will be walking in the footsteps of the martyrs and the saints. “Moments filled with eternity” in the Eternal City. We hope you will join us. Click here for details on the trip.
The entire package is very reasonably priced, but if you cannot afford it, you may be able to join us anyway. Enter the Rome Pilgrimage drawing for just $100.
We are appealing to all of our members and friends to make a donation right now in any amount at all. Your gift is instantly worth twice as much. This is gigantic for us, and we hope everyone will help us achieve the goal of turning $40,000 into $80,000! Please make a donation today, any amount at all.
We need Chesterton.
And we need your help to make the prophet’s voice heard.
I have already kicked in my $100. You should too. Even if you don’t wind up winning, you’ve still done a work of mercy, so it’s win/win!