grace at meals


“Whether you eat or drink,” says Saint Paul (1 Corinthians 10:31), “or whatsoever else you do, do all to the glory of God.” Saint Basil says, “Let prayers be said before taking food, in meet acknowledgment of the gifts of God, both of those which He is now giving, and of those which He has put in store for the future. Let prayers be said after food, containing a return of thanks for the things given, and request for those promised.”

MLA Citation

  • Father James J McGovern. “grace at meals”. Catholic Pocket Dictionary, 1906. CatholicSaints.Info. 4 November 2019. Web. 3 March 2021. <>