Works of Mercy

Pope Francis declared December 8, 2015 – November 20, 2016 an Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy.  In honor of this, benefit classes will seek to fulfill some of the works of mercy as set out by the Catechism of the Catholic Church and described by Pope Francis (see below).

The official papal year of mercy has come to an end, but our works of mercy do not cease.  Practice loving-kindness and keep the mercy flowing!

 

Corporal Works of Mercy: 

  1.  Feed the hungry
  2. Give drink to the thirsty
  3. Dress the naked
  4. House the pilgrims
  5. Visit the sick
  6. Visit the imprisoned
  7. Bury the dead

 

Spiritual Works of Mercy

  1. Advise those in doubt
  2. Teach the ignorant
  3. Admonish the sinners
  4. Console the afflicted
  5. Forgive offenses
  6. Be patient with annoying people
  7. Pray to God for both the living and the dead.
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