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Fasting

 

The acetic practice of reducing our daily food intake so that our mind is freer and more focused on spiritual realities, especially by devoting more time to prayer. On fast days, we have just one proper meal (lunch) and make do with a light breakfast (called a frustulum) and a collation for supper. We fast every day (not Sunday) during Lent, on Wednesdays and Fridays in Advent, on Fridays during monastic Lent and on the eve of certain major feast days. Fasting includes abstinence from meat.