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Fasting and the Word of God

Whoever keeps the word of Christ, the love of God is truly perfected in him. 1 John 2:5 Christ spoke to us many times throughout Scripture and continues to speak to us — through Sacred Tradition and the Magisterium (teaching…

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Fasting and Spiritual Health

Jesus said, “Everyone of you who does not renounce all his possessions cannot be my disciple.” Luke 14:33 When we leave this earth, we will not be able to take anything with us, except for our soul. Our prized possessions…

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Fasting and Righteousness

Brothers and sisters: Sin must not reign over your mortal bodies so that you obey their desires. And do not present the parts of your bodies to sin as weapons for wickedness, but present yourselves to God as raised from…

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Fasting and Courage

I tell you, my friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body but after that can do no more. I shall show you whom to fear. (Luke 12:5) Anxiety, worry and fear run rampant in today’s society….

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Fasting and the Our Father

“Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test.” Fasting give…

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Fasting and Listening to Jesus

“Whoever listens to you listens to me. Whoever rejects you rejects me. And whoever rejects me rejects the one who sent me.” Luke 10:16 As most of us have experienced, it’s not easy to listen to and follow Jesus, especially…

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St. Francis and Fasting

Let my tongue be silenced if I ever forget you! Psalm 137 Today is the feast of St. Francis of Assisi. In a book entitled The Little Flowers of St. Francis, there is a story about how St. Francis went…

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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...

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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...

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Upcoming Events

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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

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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,...

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