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wmt Official |JUe<jv£> td^Imid. unit %$U&ast\Qev. "Our mouth is open to you, our heart is enlarged. You are not straitened in us."—(11. Cor. 6, 11.) VOLUME I. St. Cloud, Minn., February, 1891. NUMBKR 2. ©fftcial. LENTEN REGULATIONS. In this year of grace, 1:891, Ash- Wednesday, the first day of Lent, falls on the nth of February. All days in Lent, Sundays excepted, are days of fast. All the faithful, unless legitimately dispensed, are bound to observe the fast of Lent. The Law of fasting restricts the taking of food to one full meal toward the middle of the day, and in the evening to a collation not exceeding the fourth part of an ordinary meal and excludes both from the full meal and the collation the use of flesh-meat, eggs, and white-meats, (milk, butter, cheese, etc). By apostolic dispensation, the following special privileges are granted to the faithful in the United States: 1. The use of flesh-meat is permitted at the principal meal on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays, with the exception of Saturday of Ember week, and Holy Saturday. Fish and meat, however, are not to be used at the same meal. 2. The use of eggs and white- meats (milk, butter, cheese, etc.) is permitted on all days of Lent, whether at the principal meal, or at the collation. 3. A cup of coffee, tea, chocolate, or other similar drinks, with a morsel of bread, or a cracker, may be taken in the morning. 4. When the principal meal cannot without difficulty be had toward the middle of the day, the order of the repast may be changed—the collation taken in the morning, and the dinner, or full meal, in the evening. 5. The use of lard, or dripping, is permitted in preparing food. 6. Persons legitimately dispensed from the law of fasting may use flesh- meat at all the meals on whatever days there is general permission for its use at the principal meal. The precept of fasting is binding under pain of grievous sin. The following classes of persons are dispensed from obligation of fasting:—persons under the age of 21 years; those who have attained the age of sixty; the infirm; those who are engaged in hard labor, or exhausting duties; women who are in a state of pregnancy, or are nursing children. Those who excuse themselves or seek exemption from this obligation, should satisfy their conscience that their indisposition to fasting is owing to real inability, and not to a spirit of self-indulgence. In all cases of doubt they should advise with their pastor, and all who are exempt, should endeavor to supply as far as they can for the non-observance of the fast by other penitential restrictions, and should, in common with others, devote themselves to prayer and recollection, and to acts of sorrow and compunction for sin, agreeable with the spirit of the Church in this holy season. The precept of abstinence from flesh-meat is binding on all, children under the age of seven years and the sick excepted. By special apostolic indult, the use of flesh-meat is again allowed on Saturdays throughout the year, excepting when a fast day falls on a Saturday. Pastors will hold special exercises of devotion in their several churches at appointed times during Lent. Instructions of a practical character upon the Christian duties, the nature of the sacraments, and the prepara tion for their due reception, should be given on those occasions. The devotion of the Way of the Cross will be observed in all churches and chapels, when it is possible to do so, on the Friday evenings throughout Lent. The time for complying with the Easter duties extends from the first Friday in Lent to Trinity Sunday. All the faithful who have made their first Holy Communion are under penalty of ecclesiastical censures, bound to receive worthily during this time, the holy Sacraments of Penance and of Holy Eucharist. St. Cloud, Minn., February, 1891. FASTEN-YEROHDNUNG FUR DIE DIO'/jOSE ST. CLOUD. In diesem Jahre der Gnade, 1891, lallt Aschermittwoch auf den 11. Febru&r. Alle Tageder vierzigtiigigen Fasten, mil Ausnahme der Sonntitge, sind Fasttage. Alle Gliiuhigeu, wofern nicht recht- miissig dispensirt, sind zum Fasten ver- pllichtet. I his Fastengesetzgestattetnureine voile Mablzeit gegen Mittag, und des Abends eine Collation, den vierten Tbeil einer gewohnlichen Mablzeit nicht libersteigend, schliesst aber der vollen Mablzeit und der Collation den Gebrauch von Fleisch. Eier, Fisch, Milch, Butter, und Ksise aus. Durch Apostolische Dispensation warden die folgemlen besonderen Privilegien den Gliiubigen der Ver. staaten verliehen: 1. Der Gebrauch von Fleisch ist bei der Hauptmahlzeif Montagu, Dienstags, Don- nerstags und .Samst ags, mit A usnahme am ■Samstag der Quateniber-Woche und am charsamstiig, erlaubt. Fisch und Fleisch diirfen jedoch nicht bei derselben Mablzeit zusanimen genossen warden. 2. Der (iebrauch von Eier und Fisch, Milch, Butter und Kiise ist an jedem Tage der Fastenzeit, sowohlbeiderHauptmabl- zeit, wie bei der Collation gestattet. 3. Eine Tasse Kaffee, Thee, Chocolate, oder andere ahnliche Getriinke mit einem Stllckchen Brod oder einem Cracker k6n- nen Morgens genommen werden. 4. Wenn die Hanptmablzeit nicht ohne Schwierigkeit gegen Mittag genommen