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About the Troubadours Summit
The Troubadours Summit Series is an outgrowth of an annual symposium in Fort Scott, Kansas called the Prairie Troubadour.
Faithful to Holy Mother Church, The Troubadours are a group of friends inspired by the likes of Cardinal Newman, G.K. Chesterton, Hillaire Belloc, John Senior, and other stalwarts of the Faith, to live and share the Joy of Christ through stories, song and good red wine. Through our online summit series, we aim to create an authentic Catholic experience where the Good, the True and the Beautiful are glimpsed through lively discourse punctuated by earnest prayer, strong drink, and the real mirth found in friendship.
Catholicism needn’t be stodgy and narrow. Quite the contrary! As G.K. Chesterton reminds us, the walls built by the Church through doctrine and disciplie are not the walls of a prison, but the “walls of a playground.”
And, as Belloc wrote, “Wherever the Catholic Sun doth shine, there’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino.”
Indeed it is so. Let us bless the Lord!
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How do I participate?
This monthly series will take place on Zoom conference (hosted through YouTube). You will receive a private link to the meeting via email.
When the live summit starts, the video is not loading automatically in my browser – what can I do?
We have discovered that the Chrome web browser is best suited for watching the live summits. In particular, if you’re using Safari, the video will not load automatically. We recommend downloading and using Chrome, if at all possible.
How do I submit a question?
You will be able to ask a question through the chat box feature. You may also submit your question via email. Please send your question to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I can’t make all the sessions. Will there be a recording?
Each session will be recorded, and available by a link via an email following each session. Additionally, all recordings will be posted to this web page, at this location: https://saintmartinsacademy.org/troubadour-past-summits/
Is this online meeting secure?
We have security precautions in place for this Zoom / YouTube webinar, including a private link and password requirement. Our team did extensive research before deciding that Zoom is still the best platform for this event. It is a Zoom webinar instead of a Zoom call, so attendees cannot be seen or hear like they can on a call, so “hacking” is rendered mostly ineffectual. Our team has had training and will have oversight and control of the entire meeting.
Who do I call for technical support?
If you have not received your private link via email or have any other technical questions, please email email@example.com
The Original Troubadour
The Prairie Troubadour is named in memoriam of poet, song-writer and man of the Kansas prairie, Gerald Francis Kerr (1944-2015). Dr. Kerr was a patriarch, physician, poet, farmer, troubadour, true Kansan and lover of the prairie. A Catholic son and beloved husband, he was father of 6 and papa to 31 grand-children. Click below to hear one of his recordings, Raggedy Man, an original composition based on a poem by James Whitcomb Riley.