Saturday, October 28, 2006

Grace Before Meals - a New Cooking Show on PBS?

Read more about it here on Amy Welborn's Site. Official website is here.

From the Grace Before Meals website:

Grace Before Meals is a new television show coming to PBS dedicated to bringing families back to the table. Host Father Leo Patalinghug brings people from all walks of life into the kitchen to share his insights on cooking and strengthening relationships. Whether they're at a crossroads or have cause for celebration. Grace Before Meals creates fun and informative opportunities for people to feed themselves - body, mind and soul.

Research by the National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University consistently finds the more often children eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs.

And surely we can lend our prayers to Fr. Leo and his beautiful and courageous endeavour!


Maureen Wittmann said...

There used to be a similar show on PBS, maybe 5 or 6 years ago, maybe less. I think it was called Breaking Bread with Father Dominic. Anyone recall? I believe that a couple of cookbooks came out of the series. I know it was run in St. Louis, not sure if it was national. Great show -- but then I'm a cooking show addict. I don't have tv anymore, but I borrow Alton Brown vides from the library to feed my addiction ;-).

Love2Learn Mom said...

Yes, I think I saw that once or twice. We love cooking shows around here too. For some reason the kids have always been particularly enchanted by them.

Love2Learn Mom said...

Blogger's acting up today. I can leave comments, but I can't post. So, in case you made it this far, I thought I'd mention that tomorrow is a great day to start a novena for all the life issues wrapped up in the upcoming November election. Here is a suggestion forwarded to me by my friend Suchi.

Novena for the Culture of Life

This year's election offers another opportunity to further the Culture of Life. Please join us in praying a novena for the victory of the Culture of Life at all levels in the upcoming elections, and in the Supreme Court decision on the federal Partial-Birth Abortion ban (hearing scheduled for Nov 8).

The novena begins on Monday, October 30, and ends election day, November 7, 2006. The suggested prayer is the Chaplet of Divine Mercy, but feel free to substitute the Rosary, daily Mass, or another prayer of your choice.

Here's the info on praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy using a regular rosary:

1. Our Father ...
2. Hail Mary ...
3. I believe in God ... (Apostles' Creed)
4. On the "our Father" beads: "Eternal Father I/we offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of your dearly beloved Son, our Lord Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world."
5. On each "Hail Mary" bead: "For the sake of His sorrowful passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world."
6. At the end (after 5 decades), pray 3 times: "Holy God, holy mighty One, holy immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world."

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

I have a love/hate relationship with cooking shows-- they're great until... you realize you can neither smell nor eat the food! (Coupled with the fact that I will never be able to duplicate that exact recipe..)