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To: Salvation
I have a questions:

Is it true that you're not supposed to fast or abstain on Sundays? I always have done so during Lent, but I've heard that Sundays are exempt.
19 posted on 02/20/2004 2:25:33 AM PST by BlessedBeGod
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To: BlessedBeGod
Is it true that you're not supposed to fast or abstain on Sundays? I always have done so during Lent, but I've heard that Sundays are exempt.

Every Sunday is a feast day, a celebration of the Resurrection, a mini-Easter. As such, a penitential mind-set is discouraged.

That doesn't mean you must engage in something you are otherwise abstaining from, nor that you should make it an occasion of gluttony. But, in general, Sundays are not days for fasting and the like.

SD

25 posted on 02/20/2004 6:45:23 AM PST by SoothingDave
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To: BlessedBeGod
Sundays are not a part of Lent -- therefore no fast or abstinence is required.

Count the days -- 40.

Sundays are not counted.

(PS. I had to count them too!)
27 posted on 02/20/2004 7:11:10 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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