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Our Lady Calls us to Fast! The Power of Fasting on Bread and Water Interview of Fr. Slavko

On this Wednesday of the Second Week of Lent, 
may these profound teachings of Fr. Slavko help us to fast, remembering:

The call to fasting is essential to Our Lady’s reported messages in Medjugorje. From the first reported appearances, she called us to pray and fast, saying:

“I would like the world to pray with me these days. As
much as possible, to fast strictly on Wednesdays and Fridays…”

Here are a few notes I’ve taken from the above video to help us ponder and pray through Fr. Slavko’s teachings, may they be a gift to you on this fast day:

“Fasting is to live life with bread and water for two days. 
To find simplicity in our life…
To detach ourselves…
For our organism (body) it is very good…
When we have too much, we are not free…
We become blind, we do not see…
Bread is the symbol of life
Water is the symbol of purification
Fasting has a deep connection with the Eucharist 
I AM the bread of life
This is My Body
Our Lady has only one task, only one desire, to lead us to Jesus.
We listen better, we hear better when we are fasting
It means we meet God in His Word better 
It is not only this, it is Eucharist, it is meeting Jesus in Bread, in the Eucharist, in the Daily Bread…”

How beautifully profound!!! 
I had never made the connection of Bread and Water fasting to the Eucharist before. 
May Jesus’ True Presence in the Eucharist be the source and strength of our fasting, as well as our ultimate goal and desire!

I love you, Jesus, my love, above all things,
And I repent with my whole heart of having offended you.
Never permit me to separate myself from you again,
Grant that I may love you always, and then do with me what you will.
(Traditional Prayer of the Stations of the Cross, by St. Alphonsus Liguori)

© Janet Moore. 2019. All Rights Reserved.



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Besides coordinating Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration for my parish, I am an active and sought after retreat leader, teacher and speaker in the Diocese of Wichita, as well as a writer, artist and pilgrim.

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