What are you hungry for? Is it a deepening of faith? A better prayer life? An answer to a tough theological or church topic? Or just a closer relationship with God? Whatever it is you crave, Fr. Leo Patalinghug, in his own unique style of teaching and speaking can provide you with the inspiration to develop a closer, personal, and meaningful walk with God.
Fr. Leo is the host and founder of Plating Grace, an apostolate to strengthen families and communities around the dinner table. He is also recently the founder and President of the non-profit, The Table Foundation, that works to harvest the power of food to do good. Its mission is to assist those coming from the prison system and assimilate them through a formation process, all well giving them culinary training to obtain skills needed to earn gainful employment.
Fr. Leo Patalinghug is a priest member of the community of consecrated life Voluntas Dei (The Will of God). He currently resides in Baltimore and is the host of a weekly international TV show, "Savoring Our Faith" on EWTN. He is a best-selling author with titles such as, Grace Before Meals, Spicing Up Married Life, to Epic Food Fight, as well as an internationally acclaimed and sought out speaker. Fr. Leo has an exemplary curriculum vitae with multiple theology degrees, which he taps into not only in his books, but in the messages, he takes with him as he travels the globe.
Further, Fr. Leo is an internationally renowned conference speaker, author, TV host, radio contributor on a variety of relevant topics – for all age groups and types of audiences. He recently launched a brand new podcast called, “Shoot the Shiitake” where he aims to build bridges with honest, sincere, sometimes raw, but also helpful conversations regarding difficult topics for the Catholic church and people in general, all while showing compassion and mercy for the person sharing their story. His unique background as a two-time black belt martial arts instructor and choreographer for an award-winning break-dancing group 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!”
Fr. Leo frequently contributes articles for a variety of papers and magazines and shares his message across the country and the world through his website, videos, live presentations, retreats, and parish missions bringing all types of people with diverse backgrounds to the table. 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 our world together one plate of grace at a time.