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Leading a Foodie Pilgrimage to the Holy Land

I don’t really talk about food much on the blog, although it is a regular part of my daily conversation. I love food. I love to eat, and I love to cook. Neither of which have found themselves in my writing. I do often blog about my faith (I am a priest), and it has been a faith-life-long dream to make a pilgrimage to the Holy Land and see where the mysteries of our Redemption took place.

A friend of mine, Jeff Young, of Catholic Foodie fame, approached me about being chaplain for a pilgrimage he was leading to the Holy Land, only it wasn’t the normal sort of pilgrimage. Instead of food merely being involved as culinary adventurism into foreign territory, it would be co-headliner to the pilgrimage sites themselves. He described a trip filled with the sites of Christ while learning the cooking and foods unique to the Middle East, from Middle Eastern, Israeli chefs. A Foodie Pilgrimage.

My calendar, being free of weddings, allowed me to sign on as chaplain of such a wonderful and extraordinary trip.


Photo is St. Peter Fish by Etan Tal


About Fr. Kyle

I am a priest of the Archdiocese of New Orleans. I was born and raised right outside New Orleans. I attended Catholic school my entire educational career. By the time I graduated high school, I had two paths to choose: rockstar or priesthood. I pursued both for awhile but eventually came to the understanding God's will was priesthood and my will was rockstardom. After making that decision, to allow God's will to be mine, I needed a new way to channel my creativity. I began writing as I finished up my formation for priesthood. I still play music, but priestly ministry comes first. My bride: St. Rita of Cascia Parish in Harahan, LA.

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