This day of fasting and abstinence marks the beginning of Lent.

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Fasting –limiting oneself to one full meal and two lighter meals — obliges all between the ages of 18 and 59. Individuals who have a medical condition in which fasting may be considered harmful are not obliged to fast, but should perform some other act of penance or charity.

Abstinence — refraining from eating meat – is an obligation, beginning at age 14, on the Fridays of Lent.

Abstaining from meat and other indulgences during Lent is a penitential practice.  On the Fridays of Lent, we remember the sacrifice of Christ on Good Friday and unite ourselves with that sacrifice through abstinence and prayer.

Ash Wednesday and Good Friday are days of fasting and abstinence.