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1910 New Catholic Dictionary

Corporal Works of Mercy

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Things done for the body or soul of persons in need.

The Corporal are:

  • feed the hungry
  • give drink to the thirsty
  • clothe the naked
  • harbor the homeless
  • visit the sick
  • visit prisoners, and ransom captives
  • bury the dead

The Spiritual:

  • instruct the ignorant
  • counsel the doubtful
  • admonish sinners
  • be patient with wrongdoers
  • forgive offenses
  • comfort the affiicted
  • pray for the living and dead

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Entry for 'Corporal Works of Mercy'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/ncd/c/corporal-works-of-mercy.html. 1910.

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