Reading for Grownups

What’s the best thing you can do for a Millennial? Give him or her a book to read. The Troubadours gather this month with their reading recommendations for all the people still dragging their feet about this whole adulting thing. Your favorite five are confining their selections to the category of “fiction written in the 20th or 21st Century.” Will the quarreling quintet stick to the plan? Unlikely. Who knows what literary gems you will discover. Baby Boomers absolutely welcome.

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        Dale Ahlquist          Society of G.K. Chesterton

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    William Fahey       Thomas More College

          Daniel Kerr           St. Martin’s Academy

         Joseph Pearce          St. Austin Review

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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 discipline 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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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.