VATICAN CITY (CNS) – Pope Francis announced an extraordinary jubilee,
a Holy Year of Mercy, to highlight the Catholic Church’s “mission
to be a witness of mercy.”
Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy
December 8, 2015 - November 20, 2016
The Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs.
- To feed the hungry.
- To give drink to the thirsty.
- To clothe the naked.
- To shelter the Homeless
- To visit the sick.
- To visit the imprisoned
- To bury the dead.
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion by which we help our neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs.
- To instruct the ignorant.
- To counsel the doubtful.
- To admonish sinners.
- To bear wrongs patiently.
- To forgive offences willingly.
- To comfort the afflicted.
- To pray for the living and the dead
Below are some links with information and activities for you.
Information about the Holy Doors:
Stations of the cross and acts of mercy:
Christ has no body but yours,
no hands, no feet on earth but yours.
Yours are the eyes through which
he looks with compassion on the world,
yours are the feet with which he goes about doing good,
and yours are the hands with which he blesses the world."
- St. Teresa of Avila
Saints who practiced the works of mercy