Fasting and gluttony: Is there a connection?

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What is the value of fasting during Lent? Sister Réjane shares her plan for a Lenten fast and the reasoning behind it.

Sister Rejane makes meat-free burritos as part of her Lenten fast from meat and dairy.

Fasting: An Inside Job

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As a child, I dreaded Lent, however, over the years I grew to appreciate the gift of this sacred season. This year I’m thinking about fasting from the OUTSIDE and fasting from the INSIDE.

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What's the purpose of fasting during Lent?

February 22, 2021

In this #Nunday video, Sister Julie Myers, OSF, shares her experience of fasting during Lent and how it has transformed her own spiritual life.

Purpose of fasting during Lent

1st Week ~ FASTING

February 16, 2021

The purpose and act of fasting is our focus for this first week. We engage in fasting during Lent as a sign of sacrifice, self-discipline, and a way of reverencing the sacrifice of Jesus’s journey into the desert for 40 days.

1st Week of Lent ~ FASTING

Lent—being open to God's grace

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Fasting. What do you need or want to fast from? When we fast from something, we empty ourselves making room for something else, such as God’s grace.