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In the sharing of our
favorite recipes with you we wish for you the greatest delights.
Through the gift of this food may all of us find a deeper communion
with one another and an entrance into the everyday miracle that is
Food may not be the first thing you think of when you hear the word, Franciscan.
Francis is perceived as a great ascetic. Yet, popular imagination frequently
portrays his spiritual heirs as jolly, rotund merrymakers. Plump, robed and corded
friars are portrayed on a whole host of kitchen items from beer steins to cookie jars.
Franciscan iconography portrays our Seraphic Father in communion
with the birds and deer and bunnies. His followers, on the
other hand, are more likely to be seen "communing" with the
fermented fruit of the vine or gnawing on the leg of a lamb.
Have we strayed from a way of life
loved by St. Francis? We think not! Food plays a significant role in
the mythos of Franciscanism. Francis himself intuitively
recognized that the sharing of food is always a touchstone with the
sacred. Food mediates the communion that we all seek with everything
and everyone around us.
of the recipes on these pages are taken from the Cook Book "Food for
Body and Soul" compiled by the Franciscan Friars, T.O.R. and Staff of San
Pedro Center. If
you would like to purchase a printed book of these wonderful recipes
in support of their ministries you can call or write to:
San Pedro Center
2400 Dike Road
Winter Park, FL 32792
San Pedro Center
Retreat & Conference Center
For the Diocese of Orlando, FL
Staffed by the Franciscan Friars Third
San Pedro is a ministry of the Catholic Diocese of Orlando. Our
mission is to provide, in a peaceful environment, resources and
leadership for spiritual development, learning and healing for
people of all ages. The Franciscan Friars and staff also provide
off-site spiritual enrichment to the greater community. We serve and
welcome you in the name of Jesus Christ.