Advent Ember Days start tomorrow! December 17, 2013Posted by Tantumblogo in Admin, awesomeness, Basics, Christendom, Dallas Diocese, General Catholic, Grace, Holy suffering, Interior Life, sanctity, Tradition.
The Ember Days associated with the Winter Solstice, which occur during Advent, start tomorrow. All three days are days of partial fast and partial abstinence, with Ember Friday being a day of full abstinence and partial fast.
A partial fast means you can eat one full meal, and two smaller meals that don’t equal the full meal. A day of partial abstinence means you can eat meat at the main meal, but not at the other meals.
You can play around with the details as you see fit, provided you meet these minimum requirements. If you are strong into mortification, you might make all three days days of total abstinence, or you might only eat one meal. It’s whatever you feel you can do without endangering your health.
I am frequently late with my reminders regarding Ember Days, but this time I was determined to be timely!