The news of the day is new findings on the Mediterranean Diet! We have posted a myriad of articles in regards to this way of living. New studies keep popping up about the good effects of this diet on the human body. And if you don't include any meat, than it is totally Certified Meatless -Lenten Observance! Look at our blogs for these articles.
The Great Lent begins next week and for all Catholics and Orthodox Christians, it is a period of fasting, penance, and charity towards all. Most of our mortifications start with cutting down on many types of food. In our indexes, we have foods that are CertifiedMeatless for all of Lent. There are no slaughtered landed meats or by-products there-of in any of these foods. You can be assured that you will be following the guidelines of Canonical abstinence criteria for the fast days of Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and every Friday during this wonderful season of the Great Lent. If unsure of fasting and abstinence regulations then here is an excerpt of Canon Law of the Roman Catholic Church:
Can. 1249 All Christ's faithful are obliged by divine law, each in his or her own way, to do penance. However, so that all may be joined together in a certain common practice of penance, days of penance are prescribed. On these days the faithful are in a special manner to devote themselves to prayer, to engage in works of piety and charity, and to deny themselves, by fulfilling their obligations more faithfully and especially by observing the fast and abstinence which the following canons prescribe.
Can. 1250 The days and times of penance for the universal Church are each Friday of the whole year and the season of Lent.
Can. 1251 Abstinence from meat, or from some other food as determined by the Episcopal Conference, is to be observed on all Fridays, unless a solemnity should fall on a Friday. Abstinence and fasting are to be observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday.
Can. 1252 The law of abstinence binds those who have completed their fourteenth year. The law of fasting binds those who have attained their majority, until the beginning of their sixtieth year. Pastors of souls and parents are to ensure that even those who by reason of their age are not bound by the law of fasting and abstinence, are taught the true meaning of penance.