Tomorrow – February 13, 2013 – is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. While I am not as good about attending mass as often as I should, I do typically try to abide by the obligatory rules of fasting and abstinence during Lent:
- Fasting: on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday (March 29, 2013), reducing the amount of food consumed to one meal. Although two smaller meals may also be eaten, together they should not exceed the size of the one meal.
- Abstinence: On Ash Wednesday and all Fridays throughout Lent, abstaining from meat (which includes flesh of mammals and fowl and gravies made from them but does not include fish).
*True, the rules are different depending upon where you live and your faith. These are the rules for Roman Catholics in the U.S.*