Finding God in the Kitchen

Food and Faith - This is my prayer.A Jesuit who is a professionally trained chef. A Catholic who found the Spiritual Exercises re-booted his health. A café run by former gang members.

These are just a few of the stories presented in Loyola Press’s Food and Faith, a new series that celebrates the many ways Catholics express their faith through the culinary arts.

The series covers a wide scope of the personal and public ways faith is shared through food. We hope these 30+ stories inspire you to tap your own talents to express your faith through cooking, baking, gardening, harvesting memories, or simply enjoying good food with great company. And if you’ve encountered God through the culinary arts, leave a comment and let us know how.

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  1. On this mountain the LORD of hosts will provide for all peoples a feast of rich food and choice wines, juicy, rich food and pure, choice wines. On this mountain he will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, the web that is woven over all nations.He will destroy death forever. The Lord GOD will wipe away the tears from all faces; the reproach of his people he will remove from the whole earth; for the LORD has spoken.
    Isaiah 25:6-8
    I love banquets…

  2. I am neither a chef nor a Jesuit, but I have found Godde in my kitchen for quite a while now, in my kitchen and in the garden as well. I have a hunch Jesus liked both in his time and so I am not surprised to find him next to me 🙂

  3. You know while I always thank God as I stuff pasta laden spaghetti squash into my face or inhale Spanish chicken and sausage stew or the odd striploin steak sandwich I never thought of that as encountering God — even though I’m sure he has to smile as he watches me enjoy his bounties formed into my culinary-creations.
    As well I’m interesting in learning how the cafe crew keeps their old buddies at bay.


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