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Feasting and Fasting

For many Catholics, fasting is usually thought of primarily (almost exclusively) during the liturgical season of Lent, the 40-day penitential period leading up to Easter. During this time, the faithful…

A Reflection on Fasting

In the early Church and, to a lesser extent still today, there were two fasts. There was the “total fast” that preceded all major feasts or sacramental events.  The ancient…

“Saying Grace”

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  “The 40 days of Lent” has always been more of a metaphor than a literal count and begins on Ash Wednesday and ends at sunset before the Mass of…