Pope Francis leads fasting and prayer day for Syria

Today Pope Francis leads fasting and prayer day for Syria.  This is daunting for me.  I used to be able to fast with no problem, but after my third pregnancy, I could no longer do it without a great deal of difficulty.

I am in good company.  The Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen also had difficulty fasting and never required anyone who came to him for confession to do it as penance.

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Prayer and fasting is a powerful combination for any intention.  This morning I gave up breakfast, but as I finish this, I'll break for lunch.  Dinner is going to be difficult, too.  You see, it's my husband's birthday and we will probably celebrate in a small way the birth of the man who brought me to the Church.

I hope that you will participate in this powerful intention, however you are able.

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