Here’s Why Fasting Is Connected With Prayer

“Fasting is most intimately connected with prayer. For the mind of one who is filled with food and drink is so borne down as not to be able to raise itself to the contemplation of God, or even to understand what prayer means.”

— Catechism of the Council of Trent

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