[quote="SnowAngels, post:1, topic:356797"]
I have another Lent question! I know that Lent is 40 days from the start of Ash Wednesday to Easter minus Sundays. In multiple sources, I have read about how you are allowed to break your Lenten promise on Sundays as it is a joyful day. However, this past week, in my parish's bullentin it says, "Only on the 4th Sunday of Lent, Laetare Sunday (Rose Sunday) are you allowed to break your Lenten abstinence. You are to keep the Lenten abstinence on all other Sundays of Lent."
I am a bit torn on which is right...I believe I've read that it can also be personal preference, just between you and God.
Thank you! God bless you!
it comes down to your own personal practice, there are many that saying breaking a fast on Sunday's defeats the purpose. Did Jesus say oh I fasted for 40 days just don't count the sabbath day. Others would say that Sunday is a feast day and we don't fast on a feast day. Both are good pius practices.
For me my fast, or actually penance, is fasting from products with gluten for all but 3/4 meals, also exercising multiple times a week. Both are actually penances, the fasting from a certain type of food is difficult I'm missing out on many foods that I would normally eat. Exercises is a pence as well, I'm putting my body through physical stress for my benefit. I'm going to eat gluten on Sunday's but that isn't because it is sunday and has more to do with trying to stay committed to the diet. I may or may not work out on Sunday, I have to talk to my spiritual director about it first.
Again it comes down to your personal choice.
Note: I'm doing prayer and alms giving as well, but that doesn't apply to the thread.