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




"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.


Living The Spiritual Works
of Mercy

  Acts of compassion
by which we help our neighbors
 with their emotional and spiritual needs:
bear wrongs patiently