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Collop Monday CATHOLIC CUISINE - February 5, 2016 With Lent starting next week, it is a good time to talk about those food related days preceding. The Monday before Ash Wednesday has a variety of names: Rose Monday, Shrove Monday, Merry Monday or Hall Monday (short for "hallow" – holy). Another name is Collop Monday. It is rather overlooked these days while Shrove Tuesday gets all the focus. The collops for which it is named, refer to slices of meat, often cured meats such as bacon. Collop Monday was ...http://catholiccuisine.blogspot.com/2016/02/collop-monday.html
Should I Fast While Pregnant or Nursing During Lent? A WOMAN'S PLACE... - February 3, 2016 ... this post in 2011 and while I would change parts of it if I were writing it today (I'm definitely more aware of how difficult it is to give up meat when you have other major dietary restrictions), it's a topic that I still see come up every year around this time and I thought it would be the perfect time to repost it. And while I don't stress it in this post because I was so focused on nursing when I wrote it, the same ...http://www.cammiediane.com/2016/02/should-i-fast-while-pregnant-or-nursing.html
True Fasting Means Loosing the Bonds of Injustice BYZANTINE, TEXAS - December 9, 2015 ... There has to be a change in quality, certainly, but also in quantity. The saints of our Church say: 'Fasting is not only abstaining from food, but also eating less and with less variety'. Food should be limited. And above all, should not consist of expensive items which fall within the term 'food for a fast'. That's a parody and a mockery of fasting. Bodily fasting needs to be accompanied by a spiritual fast. There is, for example, no point in abstaining from certain foods, on the one hand, ...http://byztex.blogspot.com/2015/12/true-fasting-means-loosing-bonds-of.html
Advent, Catholic and Orthodox MONKS AND MERMAIDS (A BENEDICTINE BLOG) - November 25, 2015 ... how quickly our duties and the routine of everyday life take over and you wonder if those talks and discussions we had ever took place. And, of course, over it all still looms the spectre of Paris and Isis and an uncertain future for the world we love and for that vision of unity and peace, which lies at the heart of the Christian Gospel, together with the imperatives of mercy and forgiveness. Let us pray earnestly, even more so than before, for peace and that the King of ...http://fatherdavidbirdosb.blogspot.com/2015/11/conference-24th-2015-brethren-its-now-5.html