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fasting
February 17, 2021
Our writers and others share their Lenten disciplines, experiences, or just their feelings about the whole thing. Some will surprise you. One watches comedy, because laughter is a sacrifice. Another is learning not to make rude jokes.
March 15, 2018
Pope Benedict XIV wrote that the observance of Lent is the 'very badge of Christian warfare'
August 11, 2017
The saints were given to long periods of seclusion, silence, prayer and fasting
February 18, 2015
Don't take my word for it: look at what scientists discovered in a famous experiment
March 09, 2011
At his general audience Benedict XVI says that fasting and almsgiving 'prepare our hearts to take flight and seek the things of heaven'