How do vegetarians observe Lent?


#1

So what am I supposed to give up on Fridays during Lent? I normally follow a fish/vegetarian diet all year long, so there’s no sacrifice in giving up meat on Fridays during Lent.


#2

Strictly speaking, you are already doing your duty by giving up meat on the Fridays of Lent and need not worry. However, should you desire to do more as a voluntary personal penance, I have heard of some lacto-ovo (i.e., milk-egg) vegetarians choosing to take up a vegan diet during Lent. You might post this question in the Spirituality forum to solicit ideas for Lenten dietary sacrifices from other Catholic vegetarians.


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