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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 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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Nineteen Reasons for Fasting (Part 1 of 7)

Fasting to Obey God, for God-consciousness and for Purification Fasting is primarily an act of obedience by which we seek to please God. We are asked to fast in every major religion. Since we believe God requires fasting of us, we … Continue reading

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