Lent: Mercy in Motion

The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions we can perform that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need.

Corporal Works of Mercy

The Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs.

feed the hungry
give drink to the thirsty
shelter the homeless
clothe the naked
visit the sick and imprisoned
bury the dead
give alms to the poor

 Spiritual Works of Mercy

The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion, as listed below, by which we help our neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs.

counsel the doubtful
instruct the searching
guide and support those struggling with sin
comfort the sorrowful
forgive injuries
bear wrongs patiently
pray for the living and the dead

Blessings for Lent!

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