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Fasting with Christ - painting by Jason Micheli, meditation of St. Augustine. St. Augustine (354–430) Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart…More
Fasting with Christ - painting by Jason Micheli, meditation of St. Augustine.

St. Augustine (354–430)
Fasting cleanses the soul, raises the mind, subjects one’s flesh to the spirit, renders the heart contrite and humble, scatters the clouds of concupiscence, quenches the fire of lust, and kindles the true light of chastity. Enter again into yourself. [St. Augustine, “On Prayer and Fasting,” Quoted by St. Thomas Aquinas].