Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

Fasting, Ketone Bodies & Spiritual Consciousness (1/2)

Ketones and Consciousness … Fasting is useful as atoning for and preventing sin, and as raising the mind to spiritual things. And everyone is bound by the natural dictate of reason to practice fasting as far as it is necessary … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 3 of 7)

Fasting for Guidance, for Help in Prayer and for Physical Healing Under special difficulties, or when in great need of, or great longings after, any particular mercy, for yourself or others, set apart a day for secret prayer and fasting by … Continue reading

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Fasting As an Attitude: Ten (10) Psychological Qualities of Fasting (1/2)

 Ten (10) Psychological Qualities of Fasting And whoever does more good than he is bound to do does good unto himself thereby; for to fast is to do good unto yourselves — if you but knew it.  [Quran 2:184]. Our … Continue reading

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