Chesterton Society hosts bonfire for feast days

Photo by Liam Pope

Bethany Doudna

Staff Writer

The Chesterton Society hosted a bonfire in honor of the feast days of St. Patrick and St. Joseph Sunday evening.

Starting at 9 p.m. immediately after the Veritas Society Dumb Ox debate, around a hundred students congregated on the lawn outside of Finnegan Fieldhouse around three fires to celebrate and listen to Irish music over the speakers.

Many attendees sang along to the traditional folksongs, especially after a student brought out his guitar and took song requests.

The bonfire, which the Chesterton Society tentatively hopes to make into a semesterly tradition, mirrors a similar event that was put on by the society during the fall 2020 semester.

Michaela and Monica Constanzo, freshmen members of the Chesterton Society who first brought up the idea of having a bonfire in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day, agreed that the event was a success.

“We were sad to think that St. Patrick’s Day was coming up and no one was going to do anything for it,” said Monica Constanzo on why she and her sister suggested the event.

Sophomore George Zubak said, “There’s really nothing like fellowship around a fire under the stars. … It really brings people together in a different way.”