Tag Archives: fasting

Why Fast?

I was stumbling around the internet yesterday, and ran across a page discussing mortification — a practice used by many saints, often involving wearing a hairshirt, or using a “discipline” or wearing a cilice. All of these involve some degree … Continue reading

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It’s Sunday — What a Sweet Day for Fasters!

If you, like me, are fasting throughout Lent, today (and every Sunday) is a sweet day. It’s a day you can skip fasting. For me, that benefit came at 3 p.m.  My Lenten fast involves eating just two meals a … Continue reading

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Hungry Yet? Tips for ‘Surviving’ Fasting

If you, like me, are planning to fast throughout Lent — not just one Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, but every day except Sundays during Lent — you’re probably starting to feel a little bit hungry. “Little bit” is the … Continue reading

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Will We Have Our Cardinals’ Backs? Yes, If We Fast and Pray

“I’ve got your back.” As our cardinals get ready to do their most important duty — electing a successor to Pope Benedict XVI, who announced this morning that he was retiring effective Feb. 28 — will they be able to … Continue reading

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