A Taste of Italy with Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Fr. Leo Patalinghug, the "Cooking Priest", leads a special Catholic culinary pilgrimage through Rome, Siena, and Assisi to benefit El Paso's Seminarian Education Endowment Fund. Experience food and faith like never before!

April 09, 2018 — April 19th, 2018

Event Details

Fr. Leo Patalinghug leads a special Catholic culinary pilgrimage through Italy that will help you experience food and faith like never before. Proceeds benefit the Seminarian Education Endowment Fund, created to ensure continual resources for the recruitment and training of seminarians to serve as priests and the future leadership of the Diocese of El Paso.

Fr. Leo is one of the Catholic Church's leading guides to Italy because he studied there, he knows the food scene--the well-known cooking priest beat Bobby Flay, a world-renowned celebrity chef, in a steak fajita cook-off on the Food Network’s “Throwdown! With Bobby Flay”--and has taken pilgrims on great adventures through Italy for years. He wants you to "live this life the way God intended us to live it: seeking out truth and beauty and goodness."

The itinerary includes a Christian Rome tour, papal audience, the Vatican Museum, mozzarella cheese making, the Santa Maria Goretti shrine, Assisi, Tuscan treats and wine tasting, delicious food in Umbria and Frascati, and more. 

Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a priest member of a community of consecrated life called Voluntas Dei. He founded “Grace Before Meals”, an apostolate to strengthen families around the dinner table. He is an internationally renowned speaker, author, TV host of “Savoring Our Faith” on EWTN, radio co-host of “Entertaining Truth” on Sirius XM, and contributor to various publications on theological and cultural connections. His experience as a martial artist and break dancer helps him connect with people of all ages, appearing on PBS, ABC, CBS. Father Leo uses food, faith, and fun in hopes of bringing people closer together, one meal at a time! 

For more information and reservations contact Kerry McCullough at 915.591.4246 or or call the Catholic Foundation at 915.872.8412. Space is limited.