Tag Archives: Pope Benedict XVI

Lent & Affluence: Fasting with a Silver Spoon in Your Mouth

. Lent and the Affluent Heart Fasting makes sense if it really affects our security, and also if a benefit to others comes from it, if it helps us to grow in the spirit of the Good Samaritan, who bends … Continue reading

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High-tech Lent: Filling Up on Apps Can Break Your Fast

Filling Up on Apps It seems abundantly clear that fasting represents an important ascetical practice, a spiritual arm to do battle against every possible disordered attachment to ourselves. Freely chosen detachment from the pleasure of food and other material goods helps … Continue reading

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Fasting Quotes: Catholic Popes and Saints (5/7)

(Updated 02/17/2015 ) Fasting Quotes: Catholic Popes and Saints   Saint Peter Chrysologus (c. 380 – c. 450) Saint Benedict (c. 480 – 547) Saint Hildegard of Bingen (1098 – 1179) Saint Francis of Assisi  (1181/1182 – 1226) Saint Thomas Aquinas  (1225 – 1274) … Continue reading

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