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Book Review: Father Brown And The Ten Commandments

Book Review: Father Brown And The Ten Commandments

    Father Brown And The Ten Commandments is not a collection of new, or recently discovered adventures of the infamous Father Brown, but rather a re-presentation of eleven of his mysteries. Yes, you did read that correctly. As the title suggests, the stories are linked by the Ten Commandments and readers will discover, or […]

Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

Book Review: The Holy Spirit, Fire Of Divine Love

    This gem of a book is an exploration of the elusive Third person of the Holy Trinity: The Holy Spirit, and as such it expounds the different ways in which the Spirit is referred to, described and understood. I have to admit that I found that each chapter read somewhat like a homily […]

Book Review: The Way Of Prayer

Book Review: The Way Of Prayer

   There are some Saint’s whose work began only to help those around them and yet became so much more than that. Saint Teresa of Avila is one such saint. Known as the reformer of the Carmelite order, seeking to return her beloved order to a more austere life, Saint Teresa sought also to encourage […]

Book Review: The Sleeping Witness

Book Review: The Sleeping Witness

  To say I was excited to see De Maria’s latest book was a Catholic whodunit would be an extreme understatement. I reviewed her novel, We’ll Never Tell Them, and was impressed by her style. I started to read this book as soon as I had downloaded it to my Kindle library – and I […]

Book Review: Fast Talk And Faith

Book Review: Fast Talk And Faith

  To say I was surprised to find a devotional that incorporated Gilmore Girls and Scripture, as a means to improving our prayer lives, is something of an understatement. To be honest, I was somewhat sceptical, but Mary Carver has written a bright, engaging and thought provoking devotional. It covers a range of topics, including; […]

Book Review: The Time Before You Die

Book Review: The Time Before You Die

Lucy Beckett’s novel, The Time Before You Die, is a poignant portrait of one of the most tumultuous periods in history. Beckett has woven an intricate tapestry of a time where religion and politics were so divisive and shows us the consequences for average people far removed from the ranks of nobility and diplomacy. Martin […]

Book Review: The Fool Of New York City

Book Review: The Fool Of New York City

  Michael O’Brien, author of the Father Elijah series, returns with a tour de force. The Fool Of New York City is a breathtaking novel of human frailty and redemption. The small cast of characters who slip through the cracks of the busy city they live in, are complex, profound and inspiring. Here, in amongst […]

Book Review: A Family Of Saints

Book Review: A Family Of Saints

Once in a while you pick up a book that immediately resonates with you, one you read slowly, savouring each chapter and meditating on it during the day when the cares of life prevent you from reading on any further. One that inspires you to greater things, to loftier ambitions and to an increased spiritual […]

FRONING: Fittest Man In History ~ Movie Review

FRONING: Fittest Man In History ~ Movie Review

  You may be wondering why on earth Young Catholic Mums would be reviewing this movie?? Let me tell you. Recently my husband and I watched this documentary. It was a weeknight, we felt like watching something – there was NOTHING but trash on TV (as usual right?) and my husband wanted to watch it, […]

Mum's Night Out ~ Movie Review

Mum’s Night Out ~ Movie Review

  I have been meaning to write this review for a while now, seeing as I saw this movie about a year ago! Anyway here I am, as it needs to be written! And shared. This was one of those movies that, I’ll be honest, I had low expectations for. It popped up on my […]