Wednesday, August 4, 2010

A Month of Food for Thought: Your Family's Favorite Grace Before Meals?

This month's theme at the Catholic Post Book Group is food, since the reviewed book for this month is cooking priest Father Leo Patalinghug's new edition of Grace Before Meals, a cookbook that encourages family mealtimes for both spiritual and physical reasons.  I'm very enthusiastic about this book, and I have Fr. Leo's famous Throwdown-winning fajita recipe  ready to try at our house sometime this month.  My review will post tomorrow, and also appear in in the print Catholic Post this weekend.

What I hope to do this month is share and learn ideas about food & mealtimes, and how that can enrich family life and family spirituality.  I hope you'll join in and share!

First up:  what is your family's favorite grace?  At our house we use the standard, "Bless us O Lord and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty through Christ our Lord, Amen."  Occasionally (or not so occasionally, for breakfast and lunch),  we are saying, "which we are receiving from thy bounty" when we forget to say grace before meals.  How about at your house?

1 comment:

  1. Our grace is the traditional "Bless us oh Lord..."

    However, we often get to eating before we say the grace! So typically, if joining us for a meal, you will hear:
    Bless us o Lord, in these thy gifts

    better late than never!