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To: nickcarraway
BTTT

Happy Mardi Gras. Eat well today.
4 posted on 03/04/2003 6:26:49 AM PST by Desdemona
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To: Desdemona
Happy Mardi Gras.

Fat Tuesday. Please remember that we are abstaining from all things French these days! :~)

10 posted on 03/04/2003 10:04:19 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Desdemona; american colleen; Maximilian
Church Fathers on Fasting

When the stomach is full, it is easy to talk of fasting.

St. Jerome, Letters, 58, 2

Fasting is a medicine.

St. John Chrysostom

The immoderate long fasts of many displease me, for I have learned by experience that the donkey worn out with fatigue on the road seeks rest at any cost. In a long journey, strength must be supported.

St. Jerome

Total abstinence is easier than perfect moderation.

St. Augustine of Hippo

A wanton horse and an unchaste body should have their feed cut down.

St. Hilarion

It is impossible to engage in spiritual conflict unless the appetite has first been subdued.

Pope St. Gregory the Great

18 posted on 03/04/2003 11:31:24 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Desdemona
Happy Mardi Gras. Eat well today.

Indeed. I ate and drank well. And, hope you did too.

37 posted on 03/04/2003 9:37:46 PM PST by Barnacle (Iím Catholic. Do you have a problem with that?)
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