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Vegan Catholics?

I’m Catholic, which means that during Lent on Fridays we are not allowed to eat meat, Problem, I’m already vegan. Last year I gave up eggs and cheese during Fridays in Lent. But since then, I’ve switched over to veganism.

Is there any other vegan Catholics who are having this same problem? What do you do during Fridays in Lent?

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Passionate vegan. Catholic.

4 thoughts on “Vegan Catholics?

  1. We’re not vegan, but my wife has so many food allergies that she can feel the same way when it comes to giving something up. For ideas on other foods to abstain from, I think our eastern brethren might be a good source. I think during Lent, some of the churches will give up oil. Maybe looking at what Trappists do could be helpful. They’re more strict on Benedict’s Rule, which requires abstaining from “the meat of four-footed animals” all year round anyways.

    I can’t believe Lent’s just around the corner!

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  2. It’s not just about the food… when I was a little girl my parents used to tell me to do abstinence of other things rather than food, like don’t watch tv or things like that. It’s about making a sacrifice and be more humble and not so much about the meat that you eat that day.

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  3. Oh man. I’m a vegetarian, and I have the same problem with Fridays during Lent. I actually learned recently that we should give up meat during all Fridays during the year OR do something else penitential. Since I already don’t eat meat, I’ve been wracking my brain trying to figure out what to do. Some things I’m trying/considering: rosary on Fridays, waking up earlier than usual (I hate mornings), giving up coffee on Fridays, bringing lunch from home instead of buying lunch, making Friday my big cleaning day of the week (which kills two birds), and no computer/tv after work. Good luck!

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