This coming Wednesday is Ash Wednesday, the solemn beginning of the Great Season of Lent). Let us refresh ourselves on the Rules of Fasting and Abstinence.

May be an image of 4 people and text that says 'Refresher on the rules of Fasting and Abstinence What (is Fasting)? Fasting is a form of penance that imposes limits on the kind or quantity offood or drink. What (is Abstinence)? Abstinence refers to refraining from certain kinds of foodor drink. Catholic C” Fortress facebook.com/catholicfortress'May be an image of text that says 'What (is the Law of Fasting?) 1 Regular meatless meal and 2 small meatless collations which if added together would not exceed the main meal in quantity No snacking between meals What (is the Law ofAbstinence?) No meat (i.e., flesh and organs of mammals and fowls) Fish and shellfish are allowed Catholic CahcF Fortress facebook.com/catholicfortress'May be an image of text that says 'Ash Wednesday When (to Fast and/or Abstain)? Friday of Passion of Our Lord Days of Fasting and Abstinence (Canon 1251) Fridays in Lent Days of Abstinence All Fridays through the year (and the time ofLent) are penitential days and times throughout the entire Church. (Canon 1250) 学 Catholic Fortress facebook.com/catholicfortress'May be an image of 2 people and text that says 'Who (should fast and abstain?) Catholics who are 14 years old until death are bound to practice the law of abstinence. and Catholics who are 18-59 old years are bound to practice the law fasting. ፍ Catholic Fortress facebook.com/catholicfortress'

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