Central Catholic's Reading Room

Welcome to Central Catholic's Reading Room.

Here, WE invite you to pull up a chair, get a warm or cool beverage, and learn about all sorts of literary, cinematic, historical, nature-inspired, and artistic topics. Throughout the year there are many published books, films presented, art created, and articles written. WE aim to keep you updated on things out there for you to read, watch, learn, and enjoy.

If you have created vlogs, poetry, stories, images/art, or other things you'd love to share, WE want to know! WE would love to add it to this page to share with the school and community at large.

It is always our aim to have books in our Sister Irene Library on topics that support your interests and that you want know more about. So, please don't hesitate to send your materials and any suggestions/ideas to our Librarian, Miss Kate at



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Timeline: The Secret History of the World's First Pope



After witnessing disease and poverty in the slums of New York, Italian immigrant Francesca Cabrini embarks on a daring journey to persuade the hostile mayor to provide housing and healthcare for hundreds of orphaned children. Cabrini is a 2024 American biographical drama film directed by Alejandro Gómez Monteverde. The film depicts the life of the Catholic missionary and Saint Francesca Cabrini, who founded in 1880 the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

The film is available to stream via these channels:
Fandango @ Home | AppleTV | AmazonPrime

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Inspired by the incredible true story of a hairdresser who single-handedly rallies an entire community to help a widowed father save the life of his critically ill young daughter. Ordinary Angels is a 2024 American faith-based drama film directed by Jon Gunn. It is based on the true events that transpired during the 1994 North American cold wave.

The singer-songwriter, Dave Matthews, was the one who ultimately pitched the story to Jon Berg. Jon Berg then brought the story to Lionsgate.

You can watch the film via these channels:
2024| Rated: PG | 1hr 58min
Fandango @ Home | AppleTV | YouTube | Amazon Prime

You can also read the book that inspired the film:
Ordinary Angels: the book

Info provided by: | | Lionsgate Films
No mother has shown herself to be so tender and so powerful at the same time, as the one who appeared 500 years ago to the Indian Juan Diego. Today, the Virgin of Guadalupe displays, more than ever, her tenderness and her power in so many places on the planet. Why and how did what seemed impossible happen? What mysteries does the Tilma contain? Are so many miracle stories true? This film takes us to the Apparitions as if we were present there.

Shocking and unpublished testimonies turn it into a luminous and agile song, which seeks the truth and discovers the irresistible love of the one who is the Mother of God and Humanity, melting hearts in tears and transforming the world from within.

Discover more about this film and the people behind it.
Guadalupe: Mother of Humanity.


Meet the Beatles . . . right at the beginning of their careers. This gorgeous, high-energy graphic novel is an intimate peek into the early years of the world's greatest rock band.

The heart of Baby's In Black is a love story. The "fifth Beatle," Stuart Sutcliffe, falls in love with the beautiful Astrid Kirchherr when she recruits the Beatles for a sensational (and famous) photography session during their time in Hamburg. When the band returns to the UK, Sutcliffe quits, becomes engaged to Kirchherr, and stays in Hamburg. A year later, his meteoric career as a modern artist is cut short when he dies unexpectedly.

The book ends as it begins, with Astrid, alone and adrift; but with a note of hope: her life is incomparably richer and more directed thanks to her friendship with the Beatles and her love affair with Sutcliffe. This tender story is rendered in lush, romantic black-and-white artwork.
Lolo Wright always thought she was just a regular fourteen-year-old dealing with regular family drama: her brother, James, is struggling with his studies; her dad's business constantly teeters on the edge of trouble; and her mother… she left long ago. But then Lolo's world explodes when a cop pulls a gun on James in a dangerous case of mistaken identities. Staring down the barrel, with no one else to help, Lolo discovers powers she never knew she had. Using only her mind, she literally throws the cop out of the way.

Girl on Fire is a young adult graphic novel about a girl who's a flame. It's the first-ever graphic novel from beloved GRAMMY® Award-winning artist Alicia Keys, co-written by Andrew Weiner, and illustrated by Brittney Williams.
A medieval saga with political intrigue reminiscent of Game of Thrones, The Golden Age is an epic graphic novel duology from Roxanne Moreil and Cyril Pedrosa about utopia and revolution.

In the kingdom of Lantrevers, suffering is a way of life―unless you’re a member of the ruling class. Princess Tilda plans to change all that.

Now Tilda is on the run. With the help of her last remaining allies, Tankred and Bertil, she travels in secret through the hinterland of her kingdom. Wherever she goes, the common folk whisper of a legendary bygone era when all men lived freely. There are those who want to return to this golden age―at any cost. In the midst of revolution, how can Tilda reclaim her throne?


Fr. Mike Schmitz serves as Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministry for the Diocese of Duluth and as Chaplain for the Newman Catholic Campus Ministry at the University of Minnesota-Duluth.
He is well known for his popular YouTube videos, released weekly on the Ascension Presents YouTube channel, and he also streams Sunday Mass to a worldwide audience. In addition to hosting the first complete Catholic Bible in a Year podcast, he is also a presenter in Ascension’s ChosenAltaration, and The 99 programs, as well as a contributing author to Pray, Decide, and Don’t Worry: Five Steps for Discerning God’s Will.

Abiding Together is a weekly podcast hosted by Michelle Benzinger, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, and Heather Khym, providing a place of connection, rest and encouragement for people who are on the journey of living out their passion and purpose in Jesus Christ.

In their podcasts, Heather, Sister Miriam, and Michelle speak truth and life to to women from every stage of life. Unafraid to talk about the hard things, they give a language to the heart, teaching their listeners how to pray and opening an avenue for Christ’s healing power to work. Wherever you’re at in your walk with God, we invite you to join our community. Tune in with over three million other listeners and experience the deep love and full life Jesus desires for you!
Oscar Rivera Jr. (“Two Ten”) lives in Fall River, Massachusetts, with his wife. He serves as the director of Youth Ministry for the Diocese of Fall River. He grew up in the inner city of Waterbury, Connecticut; his method of avoiding the hood’s promises became God and hip-hop. For over a decade, he has been an international speaker and performer & rapper. Oscar’s life is devoted to the new evangelization, and his upbeat urban approach has made his message entertaining and easy to understand. Our faith is not boring and neither is Oscar.

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