Drinking with Your Patron Saints (Hardcover)

The Sinner's Guide to Honoring Namesakes and Protectors

By Michael P. Foley

Regnery History, 9781684510474, 256pp.

Publication Date: March 17, 2020

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There’s a patron saint for everything. And Michael Foley has a drink for every patron saint.

Have a problem with the IRS? Pray to St. Matthew and mix up a classic Income Tax cocktail to toast the tax collector apostle. Looking for a deal at a gun show? Try St. Adrian of Nicomedia, the patron of arms manufacturers, and raise a glass of craft beer from Denver’s Call to Arms in the saint’s honor. Or stir up a Gunfire, traditionally served to British soldiers on Christmas Day. Need to sell your house? Ask St. Joseph for his help and honor his patronage with a Sazerac, made with wormwood in honor of his trade as a carpenter.Drinking with Your Patron Saintsgives you a saint for every occasion. Packed with inspiring stories and delicious drink recipes for saints from Adam to Zita, this book will be a boost to your spiritual life—and your spirits.

About the Author

MICHAEL P. FOLEY is Associate Professor of Patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University and author of Drinking with the Saints, Drinking with St. Nick, The Politically Incorrect Guide to Christianity, and Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday? The Catholic Origin to Just about Everything.

Praise For Drinking with Your Patron Saints: The Sinner's Guide to Honoring Namesakes and Protectors

“In these dark days, I mull often on the necessity of sanctity—and hard liquor. And to that end, I find Mike Foley an essential guide.”
— —H. W. Crocker III, historian, novelist, and bestselling author of Triumph: The Power and the Glory of the Catholic Church, A 2,000-Year History