Tag: Fasting

Selfless love through everyday faithfulness

Selfless love through everyday faithfulness

| Katrina Genereux for The Catholic Spirit | May 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

“God’s fingerprints were all over it,” said Liz Rongen, speaking about how she met her husband, Aaron, when they were both in their mid-30s.

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Lent: almsgiving, fasting and prayer

Lent: almsgiving, fasting and prayer

| March 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

A three-part series on the three basic pillars of Lent: almsgiving, fasting and prayer. In honor of the Year of Consecrated Life, each feature will include members of religious communities who are deeply living out these spiritual practices all year long.

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6 ways to begin or enhance your fasting

6 ways to begin or enhance your fasting

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Several passionate fasters offered these tips to help others get started or enhance their current fasting practices.

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Full from fasting

Full from fasting

| Jennifer Janikula for The Catholic Spirit | February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

Lenten discipline ripe with life, love and freedom, adherents say

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Overheard – March 13, 2014

Overheard – March 13, 2014

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Fasting makes sense if it really chips away at our security and, as a consequence, benefits someone else, if it helps us cultivate the style of the good Samaritan, who bent down to his brother in need and took care of him.”
— Pope Francis, at his Ash Wednesday Mass March 5 at Rome’s Basilica of Santa Sabina

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10 things to remember for Lent

10 things to remember for Lent

| March 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay, Wis., chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, offers the following list for Lent:

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10 things to remember for Lent

10 things to remember for Lent

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

A journey to the foot of the cross

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Fasting can help us develop better spiritual muscles

Fasting can help us develop better spiritual muscles

| John Garvey | March 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

As I write this column, I am sitting in a hotel room in Santiago, Chile. I’ve been up all night because my flight was delayed and I missed a connection in Panama City. The airline also lost my bag, so I am without a change of clothes, my toothbrush and my computer.

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Women’s retreat set for April 2

Women’s retreat set for April 2

| March 3, 2011 | 0 Comments

Women of all ages are invited to a morning retreat of prayer, sacrament and reflection. “Turning Away from Sin: Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving,” sponsored by the archdiocesan Office of Marriage, Family and Life, will take place from 9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 2 at Holy Spirit church in St. Paul.

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Lenten fasting: ‘Why?’ more important than ‘What?’

Lenten fasting: ‘Why?’ more important than ‘What?’

| Jean Morehead | March 2, 2011 | 1 Comment

As Lent is quickly approaching, I can’t help but ponder and reflect about my participation in this season.

I have often been asked the question, “What are you giving up for Lent?” I usually respond, without hesitation, “coffee.” Truly, have you ever wondered how giving up something like coffee, chocolate or any other simple pleasure can help you get to heaven?

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