Beer on day of fasting
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(02-18-2010, 12:38 PM)Herr_Mannelig Wrote: So, keep that in mind when following examples. If those monks had fresh clean water available, I think they'd drink that instead.
Maybe, maybe not.  After all, alcohol also provides calories. 

Here's what St. Benedict had to say about wine:

"#40.  Each one has his own gift from God, the one in this way, the other in that. Therefore it is with some hesitation that the amount of daily sustenance for others is fixed by us. Nevertheless, in view of the weakness of the infirm we believe that a hemina [just less than half a liter] of wine a day is enough for each one. Those moreover to whom God gives the ability of bearing abstinence shall know that they will have their own reward. But the prior shall judge if either the needs of the place, or labour or the heat of summer, requires more; considering in all things lest satiety or drunkenness creep in. Indeed we read that wine is not suitable for monks at all. But because, in our day, it is not possible to persuade the monks of this, let us agree at least as to the fact that we should not drink till we are sated, but sparingly..."
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Beer on day of fasting - by Atomagenesis - 02-17-2010, 10:49 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Walty - 02-17-2010, 11:58 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by LausTibiChriste - 02-18-2010, 12:30 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Walty - 02-18-2010, 12:53 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by HotRod - 02-18-2010, 01:05 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by CollegeCatholic - 02-18-2010, 01:10 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Historian - 02-18-2010, 01:37 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Atomagenesis - 02-18-2010, 01:49 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Walty - 02-18-2010, 02:35 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by LausTibiChriste - 02-18-2010, 03:55 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Iuvenalis - 02-18-2010, 04:03 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Historian - 02-18-2010, 04:40 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Historian - 02-18-2010, 04:46 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Satori - 02-18-2010, 09:32 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Pilgrim - 02-18-2010, 10:10 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Pilgrim - 02-18-2010, 10:11 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Historian - 02-18-2010, 12:38 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Pilgrim - 02-18-2010, 12:44 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Historian - 02-18-2010, 12:49 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Satori - 02-18-2010, 02:25 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Pilgrim - 02-18-2010, 02:45 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Satori - 02-18-2010, 03:57 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Pilgrim - 02-18-2010, 03:58 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Atomagenesis - 02-18-2010, 05:18 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Walty - 02-18-2010, 05:53 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by HotRod - 02-18-2010, 06:56 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by CollegeCatholic - 02-18-2010, 07:03 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Atomagenesis - 02-18-2010, 08:38 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by HotRod - 02-19-2010, 12:32 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Walty - 02-19-2010, 01:52 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by HotRod - 02-19-2010, 08:54 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Historian - 02-19-2010, 10:42 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by HotRod - 02-19-2010, 10:46 AM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by Walty - 02-19-2010, 12:27 PM
Re: Beer on day of fasting - by JacafamalaRedux - 02-19-2010, 07:10 PM



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