Ember Days and their Meaning in the Western Churches

The Ember days refers to three days set apart for fasting prayer and abstinence during each of the four seasons of the year. The purpose of their introduction was to thank God for the gifts of nature, to teach men to make use of them in moderation, and to assist the needy. 

Since September is quickly passing us by, the autumnal Ember day is upon us. Click on the video below of learn more about what it is and how you can participate. 


Happy Birthday to the Mother of God!