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Burnt Offerings; a Collection of Recipes By Priests and Bishops of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Beyond
Burnt Offerings a Collection of Recipes By Priests and Bishops of the Archdiocese of Chicago and Beyond Author:Rev. Ken Fleck From the author's dedication: — This cookbook is the result of almost 12 years of collecting recipes from priests and bishops. — The purpose of the book is twofold. I love to cook, bake, prepare food, and enjoy sharing food with family and friends. Meals should be more than refueling stops for the body. Meals are times to feed the soul with the bl... more »essings reflected upon, to nourish the emotions with good conversation, and to renew the spirit with the encouragement and excitement of stories shared. Mealtime is a creative time. These are lessons I've learned from my family while growing up at Sacred Heart Church at 70th and May Streets.
The second purpose of this book is to dispel the myth and mystery that someŽtimes surround priests as a "breed apart". We are called and respond from the midst of our communities. We lead prayer, preach, celebrate the sacraments, visit the sick, comfort the dying, counsel the troubled, and at times trouble the conŽscience. We enjoy watching sports, playing sports, going on picnics, taking vacaŽtions, going to plays, movies, and museums. While we do not have wives and chilŽdren, we share in the joy of watching "our children" grow up from the time we bapŽtize some to when we solemnize their marriages. We rejoice in their accomplishments and share in their defeats. Like all good parents we have the power both to forgive mistakes and to encourage the right behavior. We lead by example as well as by word. We have our dreams, our fears, and our nightmares.
I hope that those who try the recipes in this book, representing a wide variety of priests including three popes, will be able to reflect on the good priests who are ordinary guys with an extraordinary dream. With their faults and failings, skills and talents they seek to answer the call heard long ago to help and serve?to be Christ for others.« less