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Fasting Works: Putting Faith into Action

Fasting Works One of the meanings of penitential fasting is to help us recover an interior life  . . . This principle can be appropriately applied to the mass media. Their usefulness is indisputable, but they must not become the … Continue reading

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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 4 of 7)

Fasting for Discipline, for Protection against Lust and for Humility Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and … 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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