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Rediscover Ember Days

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Here is a great reminder of the humble practice of prayer and fasting in what was once called the Ember Days.

"Fasting, according to St Thomas Aquinas, has three purposes: to rein in carnal desires, to elucidate contemplation and to “satisfy for sins”. It’s the third purpose that, in this context, has struck some people as offensive. Certain bishops and priests are responsible for this scandal, they argue. The notion that we – the laity – should be asked to suffer for their sins seems unjust."

Read on... http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2018/09/29/the-revival-of-ember-days/

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