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Video: It’s Not About the Dirt On Your Forehead, Says Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Zoe Romanowsky - published on 02/18/15

The #ShareJesus project begins with a message from "The Cooking Priest"

RedeemedOnline just launched its #Share Jesus Lenten project, to make it easier for Catholics to share Jesus with others this Lent. More than 20 of the most engaging Catholic speakers in the United States will appear in the videos and Fr. Leo Patalinghug kicks of the series with a brief and engaging message about how Ash Wednesday is more than just marking our foreheads. Fr. Leo, known affectionately as "the cooking priest" is a well-known author, writer, speaker, TV and radio host, and founder and host of Grace Before Meals, an international apostolate to help strengthen families through the family meal. Sign up at if you want to be part of #ShareJesus this Lent. 

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