Catholic fasting isn't just giving up for Lent: Lenten fast, sacrifice FAQs

In the Catholic church, Ash Wednesday kicks off the penitential season of Lent. In 2016, it's Feb. 10. During Lent, Orthodox and Catholic Christians fast, pray and give alms to the needy, to prepare for Christ's resurrection on Easter Sunday. Whether you're Catholic or not, there's a lot to be learned from these disciplines, especially for children. Here are tips to teach children about a Lenten fast and sacrifice. Use these FAQs to teach kids to fast and to help non-Catholic children understand what their Catholic classmates are doing and why.   Catholic fasting isn't just giving up for Lent: Lenten fast, sacrifice FAQs | Examiner.com

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