Denver Newsroom, Apr 9, 2022 / 05:00 am
Vegans are individuals who follow a diet in which they abstain from eating any animal products. This means they do not eat meat, eggs, dairy products, or any other products of animal origin. Essentially, they follow a plant-based diet.
During Lent, Catholics are called to abstain from eating meat on Fridays and fast on Ash Wednesday and Good Friday. What is Lent like if you are Catholic and vegan, though?
KellyAnn Carpentier, 44, a historian and writer from New Haven, Connecticut, and Kailtin Essig, 24, a manager of a coffee shop in Ligonier, Pennsylvania, are both Catholic vegans. In an interview with CNA, they shared their experiences being a Catholic while following a vegan lifestyle.
Carpentier said that the decision to become vegan “was made after a considerable amount of prayer and contemplation. First and foremost, I had to make the lifestyle change for the right reasons.”