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  1. I also fasted today to keep with tradition.

  2. GirlCanChant says:

    Ember Day, too!

  3. rollingrj says:

    It’s all Grace.

  4. HoyaGirl says:

    Check, check, and check. I love Lent.

  5. Centristian says:

    It’s all a far cry from “It’s freakin’ Friday, man! Weekend!!! Partay!!!! Wooooo!!!” which I see all over Facebook. That used to be my own take on Friday, too, not so long ago, in fact, even during Lent.

    I’m glad those days are over.

    Nowadays I look forward to Fridays because of the things that prompt reminders like this one. And, I’ll admit, because of fish frys. I really do love a good fish fry. Meatless Fridays are not a penance for me, so I have to come up with non-food related penances, such as getting up a half hour earlier, skipping lunch to go to Mass, not listening to the radio in the car, or at least listening to our Catholic radio station if I do (although that’s a cop-out because I enjoy listening to it)…that sort of thing.

    I’m reminded, now, that the annual Novena of Grace begins March 4th at our local downtown Jesuit church, and that will give me an opportunity to do nine days of penance, either with respect to waking up early in the morning (morning Mass is at 6:45 am), or with respect to postponing supper (evening Mass is at 5:00 pm).

  6. xavier217 says:

    Enjoying bread and water today (although it is Italian 5 grain)

  7. NoTambourines says:

    I just discovered a wonderful Catholic chapel downtown. I’d only heard of it because I happened to eat dinner with co-workers at the restaurant across the street a few weeks ago.

    I decided this week that I needed to get to confession sooner than planned, today is my day off, and lo and behold, pulled that same chapel up as a result for confessions on Friday.

    Only about a 20–minute drive, and I already knew how to get there! I stayed for Stations of the Cross, Rosary, and Mass.

    It’s barely half over, but whatever else happens, today was a good day!

  8. NoraLee9 says:

    Attending the All-night Vigil at Holy Innocents, NYC. My wonderful husband finally gave me permission. I am so excited!

  9. Moreos1986 says:

    I had a fine novice master who had us eat bread and water for breakfast and lunch, and we offered our fast at the beginning of the day for the communities of our Dominican brothers in the province. Unfortunately, I was diagnosed with gluten intolerance (and I have a severe legume allergy), so bread on Fridays isn’t as easily accessible as it used to be!

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