(888) 276-3475

Shop Now

Education

Live the Fast recognizes its role in serving its community and the greater Christian community in teaching about prayer and fasting.

We are constantly learning and growing as an apostolate through research and interviews with priests, religious, doctors and Live the Fast community members.

Please share any resources or experts that you think that our community can benefit from.

Be sure to visit our Frequently Asked Questions and check out our videos!

Fr. Chad Ripperger, “The Virtue of Fasting”

 

Father_John_Riccardo

Click here to listen to Fr. John Riccardo’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.

Andy LaVallee’s Interview about Addictions with Teresa Tomeo on Catholic Connections

Prayer Intentions

for our priests

Please pray for all priests in the Arcdiocese of Boston who are receiving new assignments for the next phase of the collaborative model that begins in June. May their current parishioners shower them with love and thanksgiving as they prepare...

Read More > >

Family

Please pray for my 15-year-old son. He is having teenage rough times. I have fasted as well and need more fasting. He feels Mom is out to get him and that is very painful for his mom to know that...

Read More > >

Upcoming Events

Sun 25

Lenten Fasting Talk

February 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Mar 02
Mar 07

Lenten Talk

March 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
St. Francis Chapel, Prudential Center
800 Boylston St #1001
Boston MA

Latest from the Blog

The Beginning of Lent – Ash Wednesday

Even now, says the LORD, return to me with your whole heart, with fasting, and weeping, and mourning; Rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the LORD, your God. For gracious and merciful is he, slow to anger,...

Read More > >

close
Visit Our Facebook PageVisit Our Facebook PageVisit Our Facebook PageVisit Our Facebook Page