Fr. Leo PatalinghugHost of Grace Before Meals
Fr. Leo E. Patalinghug IVDei is a priest member of the community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei, the will of God. He’s the host for the international TV and Travel Show, “Savoring our Faith” on EWTN. Along with his evangelization ministry, he also hosts a radio show and podcast. He’s a best selling author, an internationally acclaimed speaker and presenter for audiences of diverse backgrounds, and is the founder and creator of the international food and faith movement, “Plating Grace: Elevating Culture and Family Life One Meal at a Time.”
His non-profit group, “The Table Foundation: Harvesting the Power of Food to Do Good” created “The Olive Mass” – to celebrate and bless those in the food and hospitality industry. Fr. Leo is creating a cafe serving great food but also serving returning citizens, ex-convicts, who will receive formation and job training. His ministry has appeared on all major networks including ABC, NBC, CBS, FOX, TBN, PBS, The Cooking Channel, and even The Food Network where Fr. Leo defeated the world famous Chef in the competition, “Throw Down with Bobby Flay!”
Fr. Leo’s background makes him a true leader for pilgrimages, which he’s been doing since 1999. Having lived in Europe and in Vatican City State while studying for priesthood, he’s gained extensive knowledge of the people and places where he travels but also pastoral understanding of the needs of each traveling passenger. He’s more than a tour leader, he’s a shepherd that cares for his flock! Pilgrims who have been on other tours agree, Fr. Leo’s “style” of pilgrimage is exceptional! His trips offer a sincere and gentle approach to create an authentic and deep spiritual experience, combined with one-of-a-kind cultural and culinary excursions, mixed with “bite-sized” theology filled with practical life lessons presented in an entertaining way. Pilgrims leave refreshed, entertained, and changed for the better. Join Fr. Leo on one of his unique tours!