Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR, discusses the meaning of Ash Wednesday, the practice of fasting, and how our Lenten practices are intended to lead us to the resurrection—Jesus’s resurrection and our own. We pray, fast, and mark our foreheads with ashes because we are made for heaven.
There is always much discourse that surrounds the pillars of Lenten practice: prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Especially in regards to fasting, sometimes wrong information is given or right information is given in disparaging ways. This makes it hard to know what to do and when to do it, let alone to know what’s fitting for a person’s situation in life. Let’s take a look at what the Church asks of us during Lent, complete with where to find this information yourselves.
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