Category: Fasting

Finding Joy and Faith in Cooking

April 27, 2022
Today Sam and John are joined by a culinary chef and Catholic, Jim Churches to discuss his life as a chef and how we as men can appreciate and find a deeper meaning in food. We talk about his life as a professional chef, his Catholic faith and how it enters his kitchen, how to make an amazing steak, and what one ingredient makes everything better.

On the Necessity of Struggle

January 14, 2020
Yesterday, I began the spiritual exercise Exodus 90 with a cohort of local men. There’s quite a few disciplines involved, such as extra prayers, intense physical exercise, fasting, and cold showers to name a few. It isn’t easy—but in the big picture of human suffering, most of the sacrifices required are relatively small. Exodus 90 […]

Deny Yourself: A Practical Guide to Fasting

August 4, 2015
Fasting – a word we normally reserve for Lent. Once Easter comes, we box it up and package it away until the next Lent. Yet this should not be so among Catholic men. A while ago, Sam discussed the great benefits of fasting. Now you may be thinking … Fasting sounds great, but where do […]

Spiritual Weapons: Fasting

April 29, 2014
Fasting gives birth to prophets and strengthens the powerful; fasting makes lawgivers wise. Fasting is a good safeguard for the soul, a steadfast companion for the body, a weapon for the valiant, and a gymnasium for athletes. Fasting repels temptations, anoints unto piety; it is the comrade of watchfulness and the artificer of chastity. In […]

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