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We fast, or give things up, as a reminder to remove things in our lives that get in the way of our relationship with God. When we feel hungry or choose not to eat the things we like, we are reminded that everything we have is a gift from God. Our fasting also reminds us of those who do not have enough food, who experience hunger without a choice. God calls each of us to care for those who are in need. 

Read the Lenten guidelines for fasting and abstinence and find meatless recipes below to help you plan your meals.

Find Meatless Recipes on the Diocese of Manchester Pinterest page

40 Days of Soup - Lenten Soup Recipes and Daily Reflections

Recipes for Lent from CRS Rice Bowl

Lenten meals from Catholic Spirit on Pinterest
(Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis)

Diocese of Toledo Lenten recipes on Pinterest

Diocese of Charlotte Lenten recipes on Pinterest

Our Sunday Visitor recipes on Pinterest

Tips and Suggestions for Cooking During Lent