Corporal Works

 

Kind acts 
by which we help our neighbors
 with their material and physical needs:
 feed the hungry
shelter the homeless
clothe the naked
visit the sick and imprisoned
bury the dead
give alms to the poor

 

 

The Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy

 

"My dear children, let us not love in word,

neither with the tongue, but in deed and in truth."
 

1 John 3:18

"Practicing charity is the best way to evangelize." 

- Pope Francis
 

The Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy are actions we can perform 

that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need.

For information about the spiritual and corporal works of mercy visit:  

Catholic Social Teaching

Documents from our popes, councils and bishops regarding social doctrine.

Spiritual Works

 

Living The Spiritual Works of Mercy
  Acts of compassion
by which we help our neighbors
 with their emotional and spiritual needs:
 instruct
advise
console
comfort
forgive
bear wrongs patiently