A Feast for Your Soul: Feeding our souls so that we can feed others
We are excited to host Fr. Leo Patalinghug, of Plating Grace, for a Lenten retreat weekend! During this retreat, guests will learn how to celebrate their faith in this modern world. Fr. Leo will explain theology so that it’s understandable, in a bite-sizeable way. This information will satisfy the inner cravings of the heart!
The retreat will include:
~Presentations by Fr. Leo
~Mass on Saturday and Sunday
~Personal Reflection time
~Group discussion/ Q&A
~Book signing opportunities
~Meals created from Fr. Leo’s recipes, prepared by the Retreat & Conference Center staff
There will also be a commuter option available at a later date. We recommend staying in one of our lodging rooms at the Center though for a more complete retreat experience. The overnight option will make it possible to attend the complete schedule of presentations and prayer services.
Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (The Will of God). He currently resides in Baltimore as the host a weekly international TV show Savoring our Faith on EWTN, a bestselling author, radio and podcast host, and an internationally acclaimed speaker. His unique background as a two-time black belt martial arts instructor, award winning break dancer and choreographer and an awardwinning cook has caught the attention of many media and entertainment outlets, from ABC, PBS, NBC, FOX, the Cooking Channel, and also the Food Network where Fr. Leo defeated the world-famous chef in a competition called, “Throw Down with Bobby Flay!” With an attention for making deep discussions more bite sizable, Fr. Leo and his movement, “Plating Grace” and the non-profit group, “The Table Foundation” is helping to bring out world together one plate of grace at a time.
Plating Grace is a movement to bring families back to the dinner table – away from work, school, TV, games, and the many other things we get caught up in – to share a delicious meal together, communicate and love one another and be nourished – body, mind, and soul. How? With easy lessons, tasty recipes and reasons to come together and share in the love that only a family or friend can provide.
Plating Grace is centered on one fundamental concept: the simple act of creating and sharing a meal can strengthen all kinds of relationships. Research has been done to show that the family that eats (and prays) together will stay together, so it is our mission to give families the tools they need to come together at dinner time and be nourished- body, mind, and soul. Luckily, these “tools” are simply delicious and easy-to-make recipes, ideas for talking together, and prayers to bring God to the table. So join in on the movement and share it with family, friends and even enemies, for the best way to one’s heart is through the stomach, so let us serve one another with Plating Grace….and after meals, too.