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Catholic quotes about beer, wine & other libations

How can we go wrong with a blog post which includes quotes from Catholics of all ages about beer, wine and other such libations? The answer is … we can’t!

So below I have included some of my favorite quotes I’ve found along the way. The Internet is so fun!

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

“No animal ever invented anything as bad as drunkenness – or as good as drink.” G.K. Chesterton

“The good Lord has changed water into wine, so how can drinking beer be a sin?” Sign near a Belgian Monastery

“Beer that is not drunk has missed it’s vocation.” Meyer Breslau

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

“It is my design to die in the brew house; let ale be placed in my mouth when I am expiring, that when the choirs of angels come, they may say, “Be God propitious to this drinker.” St. Columbanus, A.D. 612

What are your favorite quotes? Post them below in the comments!

Beer reviews coming soon … been a busy week!

  • Elizabeth

    “These people are not drunk, as you suppose, for it is only nine o’clock in the morning” ~ Acts 2:15, Not sure who St. Peter was hanging out with… but it certainly wasn’t Notre Dame fans on game day!

  • Mike

    Men are like wine – some turn to vinegar, but the best improve with age.

    Pope John XXIII

  • Larry

    I’d like to give a lake of beer to God.
    I’d love the heavenly
    Host to be tippling there
    For all eternity.

    I’d love the men of Heaven to live with me,
    To dance and sing.
    If they wanted, I’d put at their disposal
    Vats of suffering.

    White cups of love I’d give them
    With a heart and a half;
    Sweet pitchers of mercy I’d offer
    To every man.

    I’d make Heaven a cheerful spot
    Because the happy heart is true.
    I’d make the men contented for their own sake.
    I’d like Jesus to love me too.

    I’d like the people of heaven to gather
    From all the parishes around.
    I’d give a special welcome to the women,
    The three Marys of great renown.

    I’d sit with the men, the women and God
    There by the lake of beer.
    We’d be drinking good health forever
    And every drop would be a prayer.

    Poem attributed to St. Brigid

  • Georgia Irish

    “There are plenty of our brethren who consider drinking somehow immoral, and there are plenty of others who think drinking must end with great intoxication. But the balanced approach — the Catholic approach — means having a good time, a good laugh, sometime a good cry, but always with joy and gratitude for God’s generosity in giving us such wonders as beer and burgundy.” – Sean Dailey

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