The Father Brown Mysteries: A Little Beach Reading from Chesterton

Fr. Brown - Penguin Books

"Father Brown is one of the few characters in all fiction who--through his humanity, sagacity, personal charm and credible genius--is likely to survive the fickle years."That high praise for G.K. Chesterton's clerical sleuth comes from none other than Ellery Queen, the pseudonymous mystery writing team of Frederic Dannay and Manfred Bennington Lee.Father Brown was, in Chesterton's imagination, a short, stumpy Roman Catholic priest, "formerly of Cobhole in Essex, and now working in … [Read more...]

Saint Gilbert? Chesterton Cause Gets Underway


G.K. Chesterton, the rotund Catholic writer whose acclaimed works include poetry and apologetics as well as biographies of St. Francis of Assisi and St. Thomas Aquinas, is one step closer to sainthood.The Diocese of Northampton today announced that Bishop Peter Doyle had appointed a priest to begin the study of Chesterton’s virtue and life.  According to the statement which was released today, “The Bishop has appointed Canon John Udris, a priest of the Diocese and currently a spiritual dire … [Read more...]