Summa Theologiae by St. Thomas Aquinas
SS: Treatise On Fortitude And Temperance
Q[147] Of Fasting
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We must now consider fasting: under which head there are eight points of inquiry:

A[1] Whether fasting is an act of virtue?

A[2] Of what virtue is it the act?

A[3] Whether it is a matter of precept?

A[4] Whether anyone is excused from fulfilling this precept?

A[5] The time of fasting;

A[6] Whether it is requisite for fasting to eat but once?

A[7] The hour of eating for those who fast;

A[8] The meats from which it is necessary to abstain.