Faith And a Pint of Guinness

A reader has alerted me to an interesting blog, Catholic Drinkie.

The blogger, Sarah, is passionate about her faith, and she loves beer. In moderation of course. Her blog is almost a virtual Theology on Tap.

I think that my Guiness loving Deacon is going to love her recent post on Faith and Guinness:

“I was talking with a friend of mine today (and my roommate for my trip to Greece!) and she told me a super awesome story.

She used to go to Daily Mass at the Cathedral in Houston when she worked downtown. The Psalm for the day was Psalm 27:14 which states: “Wait for the LORD, take courage; be stouthearted, wait for the LORD!”

When the priest who was presiding over Mass delivered his homily, he said when he hears the word “stout,” he thinks of Guinness (this is truly a priest after my own heart!). But more importantly, he went on to say that our faith should be as strong as a pint of Guinness.

What a wonderfully beautiful way to relate two of my very favorite things: my Catholic faith and a good, solid beer. I would hope that my faith is as solid and strong as a well-poured pint of Guinness. I do recognize, however, that there is always so much work for me to do daily to be a faithful servant.

Is your faith as strong as a pint of Guinness?”

Well the Catholic writer and apologist CK Chesterson did say:

“In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together.”

About Susan Kehoe

I am the wife of a Catholic deacon living in Des Moines Iowa. My husband Larry was ordained in 2006. We have two children and five grandchildren.. Our daughter and her family live in Ireland, and our son and his family live in Franklin Massachusetts.
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1 Response to Faith And a Pint of Guinness

  1. LeAnn says:

    I think more along the lines of coffee. I really love a cup of Turkish coffee with sugar. It’s thick enough you can just about stand up the spoon in it. =)


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