As a Catholic thinker, amateur weightlifter, and imbiber of potent potables…

I found this article fascinating, especially this tiny coda:

“Premier Aquinas biographer Jean-Pierre Torrell points out the ‘physical power’ of St. Thomas, who once single-handedly hauled a boat upstream when several sailors failed to and walked thousands of miles in his travels. Chesterton summed up the evidence about Thomas’ weight when he said his ‘stature was more remarked than his stoutness.'”

Chesterton’s lack of temperance could block his canonization
By Steven Drummel – Nov 18, 2014


About The Codgitator (a cadgertator)

Catholic convert. Quasi-Zorbatic. Freelance interpreter, translator, and web marketer. Former ESL teacher in Taiwan (2003-2012) and former public high school teacher (2012-2014). Married father of three. Multilingual, would-be scholar, and fairly consistent fitness monkey. My research interests include: the interface of religion and science, the history and philosophy of science and technology, ancient and medieval philosophy, and cognitive neuroscience. Please pray for me.
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2 Responses to As a Catholic thinker, amateur weightlifter, and imbiber of potent potables…

  1. daisy says:

    So Gilbert was an alcoholic?

  2. Saint Monica, Mother of Saint Augustine, was once one but if Chesterton was an alcoholic then he would have been a fantastic guy to be in a tavern with.

    Chesterton is in heaven seeing He who fashioned creation
    while down in hell are the misfits like the obsessive Carrie Nation.

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