Today we’re so pleased to have Dr. Michael Foley with us talking about the wonderful Catholic connections between wine and drink and celebrating the saints of the liturgical calendar. Dr. Foley’s new book, Drinking with the Saints, combines the saints of our Church calendar with appropriate cocktail recipes, wine selections, or beer recommendations. It’s a beautifully designed book that makes the lives of the saints easily accessible as well as having the makings of a great cocktail party.
In today’s episode we talk about the Catholic attitude of moderation when it comes to consuming alcohol, the sacramentality of wine and alcohol, how we can celebrate the liturgical year with easy drink recipes, how Dr. Foley decided on which saints to include in the book, as well as how tough a job it was creating and testing hundreds of cocktail recipes. This is a great episode for the faithful beer and wine enthusiast, or anyone who may be interested in learning more about the saints of the liturgical year.
Things we talked about today:
Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour (makes a great Father’s Day gift!)
You can find more information on Michael Foley, including links to his articles around the web, at his website.
One of Dr. Foley’s other books: Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Fridays?: The Catholic Origin to Just About Everything
Connect with Drinking with the Saints:
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