Sunday, November 18, 2012

Joseph Pearce to Visit the Oratory of Saints Gregory and Augustine in Creve Coeur

Joseph Pearce Press Release

In celebration of their fifth anniversary, The Oratory of Saints Gregory & Augustine is hosting an evening with Catholic author, and EWTN personality, Joseph Pearce. The topic of the evenings lecture will be “The Death and Resurrection of the Mass: Evelyn Waugh and the Liturgical Madness Revisited". This free event will be hosted at the Kevin Kline Theater at the St. Louis Priory School at 7:00 pm, on Sunday, December 9, 2012. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Please arrive early, as this event is open to the public, and seating will be limited. Beverages and an hors d’oeuvres reception will follow. For more information please contact the Oratory at (314) 439-0151.

Author, Writer-in-Residence, and Professor of Humanities at Thomas More College of Liberal Arts in Merrimack, NH. Co- Founder and Co-Editor of the St. Austin Review, an international magazine dedicated to reclaiming Catholic culture. A native of England, Joseph Pearce moved to the United States in 2001 to take up the position of writer in residence and associate professor of literature at Ave Maria University in Florida, where he was Professor of Literature from 2001-2012. He is editor of the St. Austin Review (, an international review of Catholic culture, editor-in-chief of Sapientia Press, series editor of the Ignatius Critical Editions, and executive director of Catholic Courses.

The internationally acclaimed author of many books, which include bestsellers such as:
  • The Quest for Shakespeare, 
  •  Tolkien: Man and Myth,
  • The Unmasking of Oscar Wilde,
  • C. S. Lewis and The Catholic Church,
  • Literary Converts,
  • Wisdom and Innocence: A Life of G.K. Chesterton,
  • Solzhenitsyn: A Soul in Exile
  • Old Thunder: A Life of Hilaire Belloc
Joseph Pearce is a world-recognized biographer of modern Christian literary figures. His books have been published and translated into Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch, Italian, Korean and Polish. Mr. Pearce has hosted two 13-part television series about Shakespeare on EWTN, the largest religious TV network in the world, and has also written and presented a documentary on EWTN on the Catholicism of The Lord of the Rings. An accomplished tutor, teacher and speaker, Mr. Pearce has participated and lectured at a wide variety of international and literary events at major colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada, Britain, Europe, Africa and South America.

From 2010 to 2011 he was a visiting professor at Gabriela Mistral University in Santiago, Chile. He is also a regular guest on national and international television and radio programs, and has served as consultant for film documentaries on J.R.R. Tolkien and Alexander Solzhenitsyn. Apart from the work he has had published in scholarly and academic books and journals, Mr. Pearce has also written for major newspapers, such as the Miami Herald, the National Post (Canada), El Mundo (Spain) and the Catholic Herald(UK).

In 2011, Mr. Pearce was awarded an honorary doctorate of higher education from Thomas More College in New Hampshire. He is the recipient of the prestigious Pollock Award for Christian Biography, and was presented with the American Chesterton Society’s Outline of Sanity Award in 2003.

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