“The Good Life is the Catholic Life.”

The Catholic Church is like a thick steak, a glass of red wine, and a good cigar. G.K. Chesterton


In Catholicism, the pint, the pipe and the Cross can all fit together. GK Chesterton


From man’s sweat and God’s love, beer came into the world. Saint Arnold of Metz, The Patron Saint of Brewers


Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino! Hilaire Belloc


Sorrow can be alleviated by good sleep, a bath, and a glass of good wine.1

St. Thomas Aquinas


I would like a great lake of beer for the King of Kings. St. Brigid of Ireland


Listers, have we missed any? Feel free to add them in the combox and if there is enough we may make another list. SPL has also published lists of prayers for blessing beer, prayers for blessing wine, pictures of our dear “Papa Ratzi” enjoying a fine ale and our classic list of the 7 Authentic Trappist Ales.


  1. While widely shared, this quote is incorrect. It appears to be a reconstruction of St. Thomas Aquinas’ comments on Sorrow in his Summa Theologica. Notably, it mentions baths and sleep - but not wine. ↩︎