Is a diabetic of any age required to fast for Lent?


#1

Is a diabetic of any age required to fast for Lent?
I am 79 and diabetic and fasting now presents a bit of a problem for me.


#2

Deat t,

All people from 14 up are obliged to abstain from meat on Ash Wednesday and the Fridays of Lent. All people from 18 thorugh 59 are obliged to fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.

So even if you were not a diabetic you would not have to fast. Anyone who has a health need is not obliged to fast.

Check here for more: jimmyakin.org/2005/02/lent_resources.html

Fr. Vincent Serpa, O.P.


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