The Spirituality of Fasting


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Rediscover an ancient and venerable spiritual practice.

This treasury of spiritual wisdom draws on sources ancient and current–from Augustine to Michael Pollan–to consider anew how fasting informs the relationships between creator/creature, body/soul, and rich/poor.

In timely response to Pope Benedict XVI's urging that the value and meaning of fasting need to be "rediscovered and encouraged again in our day," The Spirituality of Fasting is excellent for small groups, parish retreats, homily preparation, and recommended Lenten reading lists.

Read our interview with Msgr. Charles Murphy.

Msgr. Charles M. Murphy is the Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Portland, Maine. Previously he served his diocese as Director of Education and has pastored four different parishes. He is the author of a several scholarly articles and books, including Belonging to God: A Personal Training Guide for the Deeper Catholic Spiritual Life.

Dimensions5.5 × 8.5 in
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