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This is probably too late, but today is the Vigil of Pentecost, and is traditionally a day of fast and abstinence. By chance, when I thought of it, I'd only had a meatless collation, so I'm good!

And don't forget! Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are Ember Days in the 1962 and previous Calendars, so again fasting and abstinence!
(05-23-2015, 05:08 PM)jovan66102 Wrote: [ -> ]This is probably too late, but today is the Vigil of Pentecost, and is traditionally a day of fast and abstinence.

Okay (holding half-eaten chicken leg)  . . .

A counter-reminder that the traditional rules of fast and abstinence are no longer binding -- and also that they represent the penultimate conclusion of centuries of relaxation of the ancient rules of fasting still retained by the Orthodox.  Dom Prosper Gueranger chronicles and laments this history of gradual departure from apostolic tradition in The Liturgical Year.

That said, fasting on the traditional Catholic days of fasting, especially the Ember Days, might satisfy a minimum for developing the virtue of fasting.  Here is Fr. Ripperger on this subject:  http://www.sensustraditionis.org/webaudi...asting.mp3
How lucky, my lunch was the left over tuna from Friday (which will also be my dinner tonight—yep, I'm kinda frugal). Sticking tongue out at you
Unfortunately I'm a bit sick, so I might have a full dinner.
If you're ill, you are exempted from fasting.