... a day to abstain from eating meat.
What does that mean?
Catholics over 14 years of age
are expected to abstain from eating meat
on the Fridays of Lent.
Note: Individual, personal health concerns and "doctor's orders" always take precedence over regulations for fast and abstinence!
For much more info and background on this, check this earlier post!
Fast and Abstinence In Lent
All Christians are called to special prayer, fasting and caring for the poor in the season of Lent.
Each person determines how he or she will personally live out these ancient Lenten exercises.
In addition to personal Lenten practices, Catholics are also called to a communal practice of self-denial through fasting and abstinence.
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