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Fasting and Abstinence

February 25, 2014 by Heather

Lenten Practices (Regulations) of Fasting and Abstinence

  • Fasting: Catholics in good health, ages 18-59, are required to fast and abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.  Fasting means that no more than one main meal is eaten daily, while in the same day nor more than two partial meals are eaten which together do not equal one main meal.
  • Abstaining from Meat: Youth and adults, 13 years of age and older are to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday and all the Fridays in Lent.