[Sca-cooks] Fasting for Lent

Claire Clarke angharad at adam.com.au
Thu Mar 10 03:25:30 PST 2011

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Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 11:59:29 -0500
From: "Kingstaste" <kingstaste at comcast.net>
To: "'Cooks within the SCA'" <sca-cooks at lists.ansteorra.org>
Subject: [Sca-cooks] Fasting for Lent
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Is anyone else fasting for Lent or for Spring?  What do you hope to get out
of it?  Will you go back after your fast is over?

I used to give up chocolate for Lent when I was a practising Catholic, but I
suspect the subsequent overdose associated with Easter prevented the
restraint from sticking. Then I gave up Lent, and so it only seemed fair to
give up Easter (in other words I don't fast, but I don't feast either - both
were apparently considered equivalent sins by the mediaeval church, though I
suspect not too many people had trouble with the latter). 

However my father gave up sugar in his tea for Lent once (it may seem a
small thing but he was not a Catholic) and has managed to stick with that
for thirty years. Good luck with your fast.


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