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The Secret of the Curé of Ars - Dramatic Reading  

Photo of Jim McGlone, a pale man who is about 70 years old, has white hair, and is wearing a navy suit.

Professor James McGlone

Seton Hall University's Catholic Studies Program, Campus Ministry and the G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture proudly present: Catholic Life in Literature Series with Dr. Jim McGlone: Henri Gheon's The Secret of the Curé of Ars on Wednesday, October 9 at 7:00 p.m. in the Theatre in the Round (University Center).

Dr. James McGlone, Professor Emeritus of Catholic Studies and Communications, will present a reading of Henri Gheon's The Secret of the Curé of Ars.

Saint John Vianney, the Curé of Ars, was born at the beginning of the French Revolution, which made a sincere effort to extinguish the Catholic Church in France. According to playwright Henri Gheon, "there we find the man who saved souls, and the price he paid, and the countless souls he saved. The play was acted at Ars over a space of thirty years, and at exactly the same time, with all the threads in the hands of one poor priest."

Gheon conversationally painted a portrait of an almost obscure figure who managed to create a saintly image of a humble cure. During his dramatic reading of Gheon's work, Dr. McGlone will reveal The Secret of the Curé of Ars.

Commentary by Professor Dermot Quinn from the Department of History.

The event is an ACE event and is free and open to the public.

About Catholic Studies:
The Catholic Studies Program at Seton Hall University offers an innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum for students of any creed who are interested in deepening their knowledge of Catholicism's rich intellectual tradition and living heritage. Combining the study of history, philosophy, theology, literature, art, sociology, and other disciplines, Catholic Studies focuses on the church's dialogue with culture and encounter with the world. Students interested in Catholic Studies have the option to pursue a major, minor, or certificate that complements and enhances the university's other degree programs and fields of study. For more information, please contact Dr. Ines Murzaku at or Gloria Aroneo at or (973)-275-2808.

About G.K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture and The Chesterton Review:
The G. K. Chesterton Institute for Faith & Culture is located at Seton Hall University, South Orange, N.J. Its purpose is to promote the thought of G. K. Chesterton and his circle and more broadly, to explore the application of Chestertonian ideas in the contemporary world. The Institute's work consists of conferences, lecture series, research and writing. The Chesterton Review, founded in 1974, has been widely praised both for its scholarship and for the quality of its writing. Edited by Father Ian Boyd, C. S. B., it includes a wide range of articles not only on Chesterton himself, but 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, Fantasy Literature, and a Special Polish Issue. The Chesterton Review also publishes one annual issue in Spanish and an annual supplement in Portuguese and French. For information about the Institute or the Chesterton Review, please contact or visit their website.

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For more information, please contact:

  • Gloria McGlone
  • (973) 275-2808