Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Lent 2019

Today is the beginning of Lent 2019, a solemn religious observance in the Christian liturgical calendar beginning on Ash Wednesday and ending approximately six weeks later before Easter Sunday.  Traditionally, it’s also described as the 40 days of Lent and its purpose is preparation for Easter through prayer, doing penance, repentance, almsgiving and self-denial.  Fasting and abstinence are part of the self-denial component.

In the United States, the penitential practice of abstinence is to refrain from eating meat on Ash Wednesday, Good Friday and all the other Fridays during Lent.  Fasting is observed on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. Traditionally, this fasting is understood as having only one full meal a day.

Pierini Fitness has chosen to abstain from meat all the days of Lent and to practice fasting by only eating once a day when the sun sets.  This eating will take place during a two-hour feeding window.

He’ll also practice the other components of Lenten sacrifice by spending time in prayer and giving alms, reaching into his wallet, getting outside his comfort zone and making charitable contributions to organization whose mission aligns with his faith.

Today is day one of Pierini Fitness practicing abstinence and fasting this Lent 2019.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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