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Recipes for Lent
Fasting from meat on Fridays during Lent helps us “acquire a mastery over our instincts and freedom of heart.” (CCC 2043). Fasting is meant to free us. It helps us feel our physical hunger, and in turn, our spiritual hunger for the infinite love found only in God.
This Lent, eat in solidarity with families around the world with one of the CRS Rice Bowl meatless meals below.
When you’ve cleaned your plate, remember to put the money you saved by not buying meat – an average of $3 per person per meal – into your CRS Rice Bowl to feed our brothers and sisters in need around the world.
Remember to use fair trade ingredients in all your cooking! Learn how CRS Fair Trade is a way to live our faith.