Works of Mercy

It is my burning desire that, during this Jubilee, the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual acts of mercy… Jesus introduces us to these works of mercy in his preaching so that we can know whether or not we are living as his disciples.
~ Pope Francis, in Misericordiae Vultus

Spiritual Works of Mercy

  • Counsel the doubtful
  • Instruct the ignorant
  • Admonish sinners
  • Comfort the afflicted
  • Forgive offenses
  • Bear wrongs patiently
  • Pray for the living and the dead

Corporal Works of Mercy

  • Feed the hungry
  • Give drink to the thirsty
  • Clothe the naked
  • Shelter the homeless
  • Visit the sick
  • Visit the imprisoned
  • Bury the dead