In Catholicism is it okay to fast/abstain from food/something for an intention/intentions?


Such as fasting from chocolate or facebook for the salvation of a loved one or fasting for financial help.

Just some examples.


It most certainly is.



Praying, fasting and giving alms. Some of the tenets of supplication. Use them as you would like.


It’s not only okay, it’s encouraged, within reason.


Totally legit. I’m off ice cream to pray for a loved one with cancer.


In fact, it’s encouraged :slight_smile:


yes, I usually fast from social media or sweets or buying unnecessary things on Fridays as penance instead of abstinence from meat, more beneficial for me.

however, you can do it as much as you want though and especially if you have a particular intention


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