Practice the Corporal Works of Mercy of the Catholic Faith
A List of the Corporal Works of Mercy
There are seven Corporal Works of Mercy in the Catholic faith:
Feed the hungry.
Give drink to the thirsty.
Clothe the naked.
Visit the imprisoned.
Shelter the homeless.
Visit the sick.
Bury the dead.
This list of the Corporal Works of Mercy of the Catholic faith can help us to remember that we all are part of the Body of Christ. We are to help relieve the bodily suffering of our brothers and sisters while we are on earth. The Greatest Commandments Jesus gave us were to love God and our neighbor. We show love for God and our neighbor when we practice the Corporal Works of Mercy in our lives. We can do our best to live them out well in our lives each day and we can ask God to help us. He will. You can learn more details about the Corporal Works of Mercy at the USCCB’s website.
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