Tag Archives: St. Benedict

Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (part 5 of 7)

Fasting as a Catharsis, for Vows, and for Ritual Purification Fasting gives birth to prophets and strengthens the powerful; fasting makes lawgivers wise. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for … Continue reading

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Fasting, Asceticism & God-consciousness

Fasting and Spiritual Discipline Renounce yourself in order to follow Christ; discipline your body; do not pamper yourself, but love fasting. [The Rule of St. Benedict, The Instruments of Good Works, Ch. 4]. Every major religion has a small segment … 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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