Tag Archives: Pope Paul VI

Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 6 of 7)

Fasting to Overcome Habits, for Solitude and to Chastise the Body Do you fast? Prove it by doing good works. If you see someone in need, take pity on them. If you see a friend being honored, don’t get jealous … Continue reading

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

Ten (10) Psychological Qualities of Fasting (cont.) The great danger in today’s world, pervaded as it is by consumerism, is the desolation and anguish born of a complacent yet covetous heart, the feverish pursuit of frivolous pleasures, and a blunted … Continue reading

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Private Enemy Number 1: Evil in Our Own Eyes

Evil in Our Own Eyes There are many things we do know, however, about this diabolical world, things that touch on our lives and on the whole history of mankind. The Devil is at the origin of mankind’s first misfortune … 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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Fasting, Discipline & Self-control: Willpower over Habits (1/2)

Fasting, Discipline & Willpower The regular fast, becoming a weekday exercise all year, is for me less an effort than a very agreeable way of life. I practice it with pleasure so appreciating its advantages that I regret its interruptions. [Adalbert de … Continue reading

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