Archive | December 2015

Works of Mercy

We have both Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy that we are called to practice in our daily life.  They serve as reminders to us that we are both body and soul and both must be nourished and sustained.

The Corporal Works of Mercy are:

  • To feed the hungry;
  • To give drink to the thirsty;
  • To clothe the naked;
  • To harbour the harbourless;
  • To visit the sick;
  • To ransom the captive;
  • To bury the dead.
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are:
  • To instruct the ignorant;
  • To counsel the doubtful;
  • To admonish sinners;
  • To bear wrongs patiently;
  • To forgive offences willingly;
  • To comfort the afflicted;
  • To pray for the living and the dead.