Marjorie Henry-Lawrence is a media volunteer with CAFOD, in the Diocese of Southwark – I am sharing with you why I will be attending CAFOD Family Fast Day on Friday 23rd February, at the Bishop Challoner School’s Chapel.
Fast and Pray
What a wonderful opportunity to move from consumption to contemplation. Our fast will be a benefit to others, not by thinking ‘less of ourselves’ but thinking ‘about ourselves less’. To fast and pray has a transformative power, so do join us.
To go from the external stimulation of eating to the internal stimulation that comes from fasting and praying. For me, it’s a journey from doing to being – from action to thought.
Where, When, Why, Who –
Where: Bishop Challoner School’s Chapel. 228 Bromley Road, Shortlands, BR2 0AB. (Free parking on Scotts Avenue, BR2 0LG).
Why: To reflect and share in small groups. To take part in a question and answers, as we rediscover the triumph of fasting, praying and reviewing bible passages alongside the Laudato si’.
When: Friday, February 23, from 12:30 – 1:30 for one hour.
Who: We are all called to take action in oneness and in love as we fast and pray.
In the act of fasting we stand in solidarity with those who hunger – in so doing, we show our hunger and thirst for righteousness’ sake (Matthew 5:6). “Christian spirituality proposes an alternative understanding of the quality of life, and encourages a prophetic and contemplative lifestyle, one capable of deep enjoyment free of the obsession with consumption.” (#222, Laudato si’)
Confirm attendance if possible via (you can also just turn-up):
- or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- or call the Southwark Volunteer Centre on 020 8466 9901
- Download our Lent Family Fast Day resources online