Why do I Fast?

Acting Franciscan

By Patrick Carolan, FAN Executive Director

In preparation for the U.S. Lenten Hunger Fast for Climate Justice on March 16th which is part of the Global Catholic Climate Movement, Patrick has written this blog to share his reasons for joining in the fast.

Patrick & Francis

“What are our faith, our words and our history worth if not translated into action, sacrifice and redemption?” This is the first line of the statement that was issued by fasters in the USA who in November 2013 started a hunger fast for immigration reform. We started out as 6 fasters. By the last day almost 200 people had joined in the tent on the National Mall, some for a day or more and three for 22 days. Over 10,000 people joined the fast as solidarity fasters across the country. The statement sums up why people of faith fast. Jesus tells us that to love God we…

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