Fasting and St. Francis de Sales
Today is the feast of St. Francis de Sales. (It’s not a solemnity so we are free to fast!) His quotes below show us that he was a great advocate of fasting.
St. Francis de Sales said, “If you are able to fast, you will do well to observe some days beyond what are ordered by the Church, for besides the ordinary effect of fasting in raising the mind, subduing the flesh, confirming goodness, and obtaining a heavenly reward, it is also a great matter to be able to control greediness, and to keep the sensual appetites and the whole