How many days of
abstinence from the marriage debt prior to receiving Holy Communion?
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According to the
Catechism of the Council of Trent...
"But as every
blessing is to be obtained from God by holy prayer, the faithful are also to be
taught sometimes to abstain from the marriage debt in order to devote themselves
to prayer. Let the faithful understand that (this religious continence),
according to the proper and holy injunction of our predecessors, is particular
to be observed for at least three days before Communion, and oftener during the
solemn fast of Lent." (Note: Also see 1 Sam. 21:5, 1 Cor. 7:5)
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