The Word Among Us

Lent 2016 Issue

The Works of Mercy

What does the Church teach?

The Works of Mercy: What does the Church teach?

The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities. Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently.

The corporal works of mercy consist especially in feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and...

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