Reviews for All Are His Children
Rosaria Marie chapter 1 . 5/26/2017
I really enjoyed this story! The Catholic twist in the founding of Hogwarts kind of reminded me of Brian Jacques’ Redwall. Monastic life has always held a fascination for me, and I loved how you managed to weave Christianity through the magical world. The Fat Friar’s description of the magical abilities as being special gifts of the Holy Spirit, like those sent down at Pentecost, gave a much-needed spiritual understanding of the magic that makes much more sense out of it. Also, I adored the little detail where Brendan is teaching mythical animals in the Forbidden Forest about the Holy Trinity! It reminded me very much of both St. Francis of Assisi and the various legends of the Celtic saints, who believed the God was very much made manifest through his creation, and that all of creation had its unique place in the Trinitarian mystery of love. It was also really cool to get to meet the original founders of Hogwarts, and learn that faith had a place in the founding after all! Lastly, I enjoyed the mentions of the ghosts and their potential purgatorial term, should they finally choose to leave the Hogwarts grounds! Nice to have a ghostly in-house chaplain for these types of spiritual discussions, to be sure
foggraven chapter 1 . 7/28/2015
You took my idea and ran with it, and I've got to say you did a lot better than me. It was wonderful.
YenGirl chapter 1 . 7/27/2015
I read The Friar as you suggested, Ree, and I'm glad I did :)

You fleshed out his character beautifully and gave him depth. A most enjoyable read, one that led me to reflect on the words... and to be glad the Friar was there for the Founders. So they never knew how much he helped them? Ah... a pity, that.