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Our Lady

"Especially live the fast, because by fasting you will achieve and cause me the joy of the whole plan, which God is planning here in Medjugorje, being fulfilled." — September 26, 1985

Welcome to Live the Fast

Welcome to Live the Fast

A Catholic apostolate centered on renewing the practice of prayer and fasting by providing nutritious fasting breads, a prayer community and educational resources.

Mary's Meals Partnership

Mary's Meals Partnership

Live the Fast is honored and blessed to announce the support of Mary's Meals as the charity to fulfill the Trinitarian component of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.

Fasting Education

Fasting Education

What is fasting? How do you start? What are the best practices? Get the answers to all your questions!

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Fast and Pray For Our Country

Listen to Andy LaVallee’s 8-24-16 interview with Teresa Tomeo on Catholic Connections

speaking about praying and fasting for our country.

Interview with Teresa Tomeo

From Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish in Michigan:

Let’s join together every Wednesday until the end of the year for a day of prayer and fasting for America.

We’ll consume only liquids until dinner (though any fast is acceptable), then break our fast with Holy Communion during 6:30 p.m. Wednesday Mass (join us at 6:00 p.m. to pray the Rosary).

May our prayers and fasting bring healing to our nation and our world.

“And whereas it is the duty of nations as well as of men, to own their dependence upon the overruling power of God, to confess their sins and transgressions, in humble sorrow, yet with assured hope that genuine repentance will lead to mercy and pardon; and to recognize the sublime truth, announced in the Holy Scriptures and proven by all history, that those nations only are blessed whose God is the Lord.” – President Abraham Lincoln

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Click here to listen to Fr. John’s powerful homily on fasting

Fr. John Riccardo reflects on the words of Presidents John Adams, James Madison, and Abraham Lincoln as well as on a promise from God while offering a proposal to the parish community of Our Lady of Good Counsel. Fr. John points out that the only remedy for what ails our nation is to turn to God with fasting, repentance, and prayer. Fr. John proposes that for the remainder of the calendar year everyone fasts each Wednesday as a parish family, gather to pray the rosary at 6 PM in the church, and then break the fast with reception of the Holy Eucharist during the evening Mass. Our community here at Live the Fast can fast in solidarity with Our Lady of Good Counsel Parish.

Bio for Fr. John Riccardo:

Fr. John Riccardo was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit in 1996.  He is the youngest of five children and a graduate of The University of Michigan.

After working for several years in the professional world, he entered the seminary to begin studies for the priesthood.  He studied philosophy at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome and received a Sacred License in Theology (S.T.L.) from The Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and the Family. Since 2007, Fr. John has served as pastor at Our Lady of Good Counsel in Plymouth, Michigan.

Now available from Live the Fast!

Fasting (booklet) by Fr. Slavko Barbaric

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Fasting Retreat 2016

Fasting Retreat – January, 2016

As Live the Fast approaches its three-year anniversary, we have made an exciting change to our fasting kits! All kits will only have square multi-grain rolls. These rolls have been officially certified with non-GMO ingredients and we will be including the certificate on our website and materials shortly. By simplifying the kit, we are aligning the service our ministry provides more with the spirit of fasting and penance. Live the Fast is, first and foremost, a ministry. Our mission is to promote and support the practice of prayer and fasting. Providing nutritious bread to enable our community members to fast successfully is just one way in which we do this. We are excited to adjust our product in order to more fully embrace our mission. We thank you for your continued participation in the Live the Fast community. 
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From the Hub to the Heart

“Why does this book speak to so many people? Jim and I pondered this as we read through the pages that put us in the middle of Andy’s journey and compelled us again to reexamine what God is asking of our lives. Andy’s journey will simply speak to you because his experience translates to everyone’s need to understand the unfathomable designs of God..”
– Jim and Kerri Caviezel

www.hub2heart.com

Live the Fast Founder Andy LaVallee shares his autobiography and reconversion story to the Catholic Faith. Order the book now!

Prayer Intentions

Please pray for Joe

My Son-in-law, Joe, has just lost his job, again. He is very discouraged. He was a district manager in the food industry, however, the two companies set him up for failure both times. He is stressed out and recently broke...

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My family’s resilience in faith

Please pray that the world doesn’t take back the ground I’ve gained on my faith journey, and that my children will have a mighty conversion of heart to live a radical life in Jesus.

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Fasting and Rejection

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Fasting Bread

Live the Fast bread is all-natural with no additives, preservatives, dough conditioners or GMOs. We ship anywhere in the U.S.
 

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Prayer Community

Live the Fast prayer community consists of more than 2400 members (including priests and religious) worldwide.
 

Almsgiving

Live the Fast is honored and blessed to announce the support of Mary’s Meals as the charity to fulfill the Trinitarian component of Prayer, Fasting and Almsgiving.
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