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Question from on 07-16-2007:
What are the spiritual works of mercy?

What are the corporal works of mercy?

Answer by Fr.Stephen F. Torraco on 07-17-2007:
The corporal works of mercy, based on Christ's prediction of the Last Judgment (Matthew 5:3-10), are: feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, visit the sick, visit those in prison, and bury the dead.

The spiritual works of mercy are: convert the sinner, instruct the ignorant, counsel the doubtful, comfort the sorrowful, bear wrongs patiently, forgive injuries, and pray for the living and dead.

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