Lent is a season of fasting and penance, and many people choose to give up a favorite food, drink or activity for the duration of Lent, or take on a devotional activity such as charity work, in order to remember and honor the sacrifices made by Jesus.
Observers of Lent are supposed to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday, and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday, and all the Fridays of Lent. The definition of fasting used for Lent is partaking of only one full meal.
Others continue to abstain from eating meat on Lenten Fridays, but not on Fridays
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Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are obligatory days of fasting and abstinence
for Catholics. In addition, Fridays during Lent are obligatory days of abstinence.
Mar 4, 2014 ... Here are rules and guidelines for fasting and abstinence throughout Lent.
Find the rules for fasting and abstinence during Lent and Fridays throughout the
The Holy Season of Lent. Fast and Abstinence. It is a traditional doctrine of
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