[quote="datritle, post:1, topic:334432"]
So, this has been gnawing at me since friday...
For my friday penance I fast, (one meal) and abstain from meat. However, I had an event for seminary (I am going into my first year at seminary next month) and we had burgers and dogs. I did only eat one meal, but I ate the meat. is this a mortal sin? and before someone starts belittling me for not knowing, I would appreciate charitable responses. Thanks, everyone!
At most, it is venial. Remember, in order to be a mortal sin, it must be a grave matter, you must know it's a grave matter and give your full consent.
You gave full consent, but that's it. The fact that this is a privately imposed mortification does make it however, an occasion of fracturing your promise, which you have to deal with.
If it were me, I would confess at my next scheduled confession, and use this as an opportunity to learn from.
Congratulations on entering the seminary!