So then, brethren, stand firm and hold to the traditions which you were taught by us, either by word of mouth or by letter (2 Thess. 2:15). Guard what has been entrusted to you. Avoid the godless chatter and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge, for by professing it some have missed the mark as regards faith (1 Tim. 6:21-22).

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Catholic Food Sites Saturday

Readers may or may not be aware of the excellent food sites hosted by Catholics out there in the blogosphere.

Hospitality is an excellent way to evangelize, and knowing how to prepare an appetizing meal for your guests and/or for strangers may help you create an opportunity to give them a glimpse of the beauty and goodness of God Who is the Giver of all good gifts.

Feed the hungry... with both good food to sustain their bodies and the good food of right knowledge to feed and engage their minds and hearts.

Share with others the orthodoxy of a great meal prepared with love. Catholics have long celebrated special days with joy—feast days, solemnities—with special foods. Joy is a mark of the faithful Christian. We only have to look to the liturgical calendar to discover that our lives are permeated with feasts, occasions when the Church invites us to a banquet hosted by the Lord Jesus Christ in honour of a saint, a saint whose intercession we seek to help us grow closer to the Lord. We are all called to be holy, to be saints! And saints take sober delight in the bounty of the Lord!

Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine,
There’s always laughter and good red wine.
At least I’ve always found it so.
Benedicamus Domino!—Belloc

Way down below in a corner of this blog is a section called Culinary Corner, Food For Life.

The blog/website authors listed there offer insights into cooking and living.

If you know of a good food/cooking site hosted by a faithful Catholic and would like to see it listed, leave a URL link in the combox for this post. Here then, in no particular order, are the sites listed thus far:
Oh, and here's a familiar prayer in Latin.
Bénedic, Dómine, nos et haec tua dona quae de tua largitate sumus sumpturi. Per Christum  Dóminum nostrum. Amen.
Bless us, O Lord, and these thy gifts which we are about to receive from thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
—a reminder: as stated in the blog charter, this blog receives no material remuneration of any kind for listing any of the sites listed at this blog.

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