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Ember days are three days of four different weeks in each season of the year, dedicated to fasting and prayer. They are held on the Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday of these weeks. The weeks are the ones which contain Ash Wednesday, Pentecost, the Triumph of the Cross, and St. Lucy.
I bring it up again because next Wednesday, September 14th, is the feast of the triumph of the cross, making the week after the feast an ember week. That week’s Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday are fasting days.
Keep in mind that these days are no longer observed in the modern Roman calendar, though as they are still in the traditional roman calendar, these days may still be optionally observed among regular Catholics, though required for those who follow the traditional calendar. I wholly recommend them as fasting, along with prayer and alms-giving, are sure ways in growing in holiness.