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Fasting

Fasting

The Catholic Church historically observes the disciplines of fasting and abstinence at various times each year. For Catholics, fasting is the reduction of one's intake of food, while abstinence refers to refraining from meat (or another type of food). The Catholic Church teaches that all people are obliged by God to perform some penance for their sins, and that these acts of penance are both personal and corporeal. The purpose of fasting is spiritual focus, self-discipline, imitation of Christ, and performing penance.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fasting_and_abstinence_in_the_Catholic_Church

https://www.catholic.org/lent/abfast.php

https://www.catholiceducation.org/en/culture/catholic-contributions/the-rules-of-fasting.html