Michael P. Foley was born and raised in Southern California,
went to school in Northern California, and did his graduate work at
Boston College, where he earned his PhD in Catholic theology. Foley
taught for three years at Notre Dame and then took a job in the
Great Texts at Baylor University, where he has lived for the past
ten years with his wife and six children.
His previous works include Ever Ancient, Ever New: Ruminations on the City, the Soul, and the Church; Wedding Rites: The Complete Guide to Traditional Vows, Music, Ceremonies, Blessings, and Interfaith Services; a translation of St. Augustine's Confessions; and the popular Why Do Catholics Eat Fish on Friday?: The Catholic Origin to Just About Everything. Foley has also authored over 150 articles on subjects ranging from faith to film to Church history.
"This book is certain to reunite more than a few Catholics and Shakers. A well-researched and entertaining work--only the humor and the martinis are dry." --Philip Greene, cofounder of the Museum of the American Cocktail and author of To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion "Drinking with the Saints becomes an occasion (if not an excuse) to slow one's pace, savor a drink, and slip not into inebriation but a relaxed look at the saints." --Father Mitch Pacwa, S.J., host of EWTN Live