Catholic Saints Emulate Christ in Veg...

Catholic Saints Emulate Christ in Vegetarian Diet

Catholicveg

Warren, OH

#1 Aug 7, 2006
GREATER THINGS SHALL YOU DO THAN I HAVE DONE
SAID JESUS CHRIST TO HIS FOLLOWERS:
What you have done to these the least of My brethren you have done unto Me.
CATHOLIC VEGETARIAN SAINTS
rest at http://catholicveg.blogspot.com
St Francis of Assisi, St Clare, stigmatist St Therese Neumann, St. Martin de Porres, St John Chrysostom, St Anthony of Padua who preached to fishes when humans would not listen.. St Nicholas of Tolentino* believed they were following the example of Jesus in not eating His animals. Trappists, Cistercians, Benedictines, Franciscans all have had a tradition of vegetarian diet, to which many still adhere. The pretzel was says George Cornell former AP religion writer a Lenten bread, symbolizing arms folded in prayer.. Lentils were named as such because they were a Lenten vegetarian alternative to animal flesh. Meatless Fridays were the last vestige of early Christian abstinence from meat in following
Christ's example. A papal bull once excommunicated anyone who attended a bullfight because the barbaric cruelty in them. This was later amended to excommunicate only priests who blessed bullfighting.
BIBLICAL ORIGINS
Genesis 1: 29, Isaiah 65, Daniel 1 Exodus 26: 34 are some of the thousands of quotes in the Bible on vegetarian diet. The command to feed the hungry, given by Jesus in His Sermon on the Mount, implies vegetarianism since the flesh of animals yields 100 to 1000 lbs an acre, dairy products around 10,000 lbs. an acre, some vegetables, 81,000 lbs. an acre, and fruits from centenarian fruit trees 450,000 or more lbs. an acre. Therefore Genesis fruit trees yield 450 times what slaughterhouses yield. Daniel O'Steen, of National Right To Life, felt he must be consistent in his prolife stance and so many years ago became a vegetarian. Clare Obis, mother of 6 boys, created a successful media campaign when Mike Royko refused to allow her vegetarian gluten ribs in his cooking contest. Fr. Ron Lengwin of KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh believes that the apple Adam ate was the first heart of a butchered animal. Rep Dennis Kucinich (Democrat Cleveland) is a vegan who has worked for the rights of blue collar laborers, for the
environment, and for peace. Vegetarian monasteries in Massachusetts, New York, Kentucky, Ohio serve only meatless meals.. Ron Pickarsky, former Catholic brother, now married,
has worked with commercial establishments helping them to transition http://www.eco-cuisine.com
JB exec of an Ohio corporation, rings a bell for the Knights of Columbus in public places, and has in the past inquired where he could get vegan no feather sleeping bags to be consistent in his vegetarian diet. D. Marshall, New York homeless shelter worker, is a vegetarian who does not proselytize the poor who come in to his welcoming inn. Catholic colleges such as Georgetown have responded to the growing number of their vegan students by providing options. Thomas Merton, author of Seven Story Mountain and Trappist monk, was a vegetarian, and activist for interfaith cooperation. For this he may have been murdered. EL, New York environmentalist, poet, and mystic, originally became vegetarian for economic reasons, while one of his teachers, Fr. Daniel Berrigan, eats no meat. CW, Catholic nurse, was nursing her child one day when a mosquito landed on her arm. She decided to nurse him too. One Catholic seminarian experimented with pot once.. and his perceptions slowed down. The chicken leg he was gnawing on became the leg of a chicken. That day he stopped eating meat and stopped smoking pot. A Catholic secretary for Cleveland Amory's Fund For Animals became vegan. K Fromer Blanc, Brooklyn nun, is a vegetarian as are millions of other Catholics. Father Mario Mazzoleni, now deceased, wrote on his decision to become vegetarian. His book is translated
by a Notre Dame professor.
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Crance

East Bernstadt, KY

#2 Aug 7, 2006
But how do you explain the eating of Bulls and Goats that are sacrificed in the OT?

Also, do you include fish? Jesus had fish with His Apostles for breakfast in John Chaprer 21.

I'm not putting down a Veg diet. Everyone can choose that on their own, but it is not a law from God!

... Peace
Paul N

AOL

#3 Aug 21, 2006
Christ did not have to eat meat nor did his mother, they had perfect bodies, they could live forever. St. Joseph ate meat at his meals.
Jan Fredericks

South Amboy, NJ

#4 Sep 4, 2006
We have been failing to fulfil God's commission to be good stewards of His creatures (when He gave us dominion over them). Satan has been having a field day with billions of animals who suffer daily in factory farms. God has compassion on His animals (Ps. 145:9) and being made in His image we should also. We've been silent too long.
Jan
Founder, God's Creatures Ministry
Chair, Catholic Concern for Animals-USA
M McCormick

Germantown, MD

#5 Jul 9, 2008
Unfortunately, St. Francis was not a vegetarian. http://www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/ZFRANECO.H...
SAM

Washington, DC

#6 Jul 9, 2008
M McCormick wrote:
Unfortunately, St. Francis was not a vegetarian. http://www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/ZFRANECO.H...
What about the LOAVES AND FISHES?

Since: Jul 08

Chico, CA

#7 Jul 9, 2008
Crance wrote:
But how do you explain the eating of Bulls and Goats that are sacrificed in the OT?
Also, do you include fish? Jesus had fish with His Apostles for breakfast in John Chaprer 21.
I'm not putting down a Veg diet. Everyone can choose that on their own, but it is not a law from God!
... Peace
I think for the saints it was not a law, no, but a discipline. My daughter is a strict vegan and I am working on it. My downfall are milk products although I love choc. soy milk. But my coffee absolutely requires half and half and well, cheese, cheese, cheese.
But my daughter? Absolutely entirely fully vegan. I am going to give her these websites.
Gina

Eugene, OR

#8 Sep 9, 2010
There is a absoulely wonderful book called, "What Would Jesus Eat" by a Doctor who is also a nutritionsit named, Don Colbert, M.D. Anyway wanting to know what Jesus ate and why should read this book. He also explain why God said not to eat certain foods. But basically, Jesus at mostly a diet consisting of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains (like brown rice, oats, whole wheat bread, etc) nuts, seeds, and fish. Yes, if you read the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) you will see that Jesus ate fish both before and after His resurrection.
Dharma

Big Prairie, OH

#9 May 8, 2011
Being vegetarian and having compassion and respect for all life is a basic part of any serious advancement in spiritual life. You can't be a truly religious person and support killing too. Take a trip to a slaughter house and see what goes on and ask yourself if that is moral. See what is supported when you eat meat. As a person advances in spiritual progress he says how all of God's creation is connected and how God is the Father of all life. There is no need to eat meat. Quite the opposite! It is found that not only are you more healthy physically by not eating meat, but spiritually. The thought of even killing a bug gives pause to contemplation. The heart of a religious person has no room for violence or killing. Religion is about peace, love, brotherhood and respect for all life with God in the center. Yes there are parts in the Bible that speak of sacrifice, but those parts were aimed at the most sinful. Just like a person who smokes and can not give up smoking right away they must regulate and follow rules and restriction to eventually give it up. The Bible gives rules for killing or eating meat that is not meant to promote it, but to regulate it, incorporate some religious connection, or rule to it so that the person doing it will eventually become righteous and disciplined enough to give it up. The goal is for the lion to lie down with the lamb. For all of us to connect with God in love and devotion. Having a killing heart, or a disregard for the other creatures that God created and gave "equal" right to live and be happy to is poison to one who seeks to be a good, kind, compassionate person. The Bible does teach mercy and real mercy is complete and just given to some while restrained from others. You are certainly what you eat. Look at the dead flesh and think of the unmerciful suffering behind it and think i that really what you want of yourself, or are you seeking to become better?

“I hate watermelon!”

Since: Dec 10

Stroudsburg, PA

#10 May 8, 2011
Gina wrote:
There is a absoulely wonderful book called, "What Would Jesus Eat" by a Doctor who is also a nutritionsit named, Don Colbert, M.D. Anyway wanting to know what Jesus ate and why should read this book. He also explain why God said not to eat certain foods. But basically, Jesus at mostly a diet consisting of plant foods such as vegetables, fruits, beans, whole grains (like brown rice, oats, whole wheat bread, etc) nuts, seeds, and fish. Yes, if you read the gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John) you will see that Jesus ate fish both before and after His resurrection.
I'm no fan of St. Paul, who had a lot more to say about Christianity than Jesus ever did, but he told people that God "didn't care" about what they ate", that it was not important. So why the need to be a vegetarian? I admit it's healthier and I love most animals, but I have yet to be unduly concerned about cows and chickens, especially chickens, who although you feed them every day will stick peck at you like crazy (I'm a country gal).
S Francis was Vegetarian

Tuggerah, Australia

#11 Dec 9, 2012
M McCormick wrote:
Unfortunately, St. Francis was not a vegetarian. http://www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/ZFRANECO.H...
This quote and the link to which it refers does not prove that St Francis was a meat eater. It only proves that when Christmas fell on Fridays he allowed the brothers a double ration of meat. This says nothing on the question whether St Francis himself ate meat! Sloppy logic.
Abel John

Dallas, TX

#12 Oct 13, 2017
M McCormick wrote:
Unfortunately, St. Francis was not a vegetarian. http://www.ewtn.com/library/ISSUES/ZFRANECO.H...
St Francis didn't require his friars to be veg. they could eat meat or be veg. he respected their choice. i don't think st Francis would approve of factory farming or how meat is eaten today.....

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