Instruction on Fasting and Abstinence during Lent
1. Days of
Fasting are Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and the three Ember Days.
2. Days of
Abstinence are the days of fasting in (1) in addition to all Fridays
is imposed upon all the faithful from age 18 through 59 inclusive.
Abstinence is imposed upon all the faithful from age 14 through 59 inclusive.
consists of two reduced-portion meals and one normal meal during the day,
solid food taken in between meals.
Abstinence may be carried out by refraining from the consumption of
with medical or physical conditions, as well as pregnant or nursing women
automatically exempted from participation in fasting and abstinence.
should fasting and abstinence be allowed to result in physical or