SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY

 

SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY

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The Spiritual Works of Mercy are part of our Catholic tradition, and have been the hallmark of our saints and forefathers’ spirituality.

Just as Jesus was sensitive to the spiritual well-being of people, the Spiritual Works of Mercy enable us to strengthen our brethren who travel with us in our pilgrim journey.

The seven Spiritual Works of Mercy empower the catholic to address the needs of the soul that go well beyond the needs of the body, in order to recover and discover both the joy of purpose of a God-centered life.


 

SPIRITUAL WORKS OF MERCY

COUNSEL THE DOUBTFUL

In our faith journey we encounter those who fall away, those who struggle with doubt and those whose situations inevitably bring fear over faith. What can I do to help my neighbour whose faith I see dwindling? Can I invite a friend to a community of faith formation?

INSTRUCT THE IGNORANT

In an ever growing culture and in the perplexity of worldviews, there is always someone who needs to hear the Truth. How can I reach someone who is ignorant of their eternal destiny? Am I willing to volunteer in evangelical missions?

ADMONISH THE SINNER

We are called to be gentle with those who are spiritually weak and treat them with compassion yet with uncompromising convictions. What can we do to pray more for those in need of prayer? Am I willing to accompany a struggling friend to a confessional or mass?

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COMFORT THE SORROWFUL

In the clutter and chaos that surrounds us; it is hard to listen to the cries of people around us. Is there someone in your neighbourhood who needs comfort? Making a home cooked meal or simply lending a listening ear can easily heal a wounded heart.

FORGIVE INJURIES

All too often, we walk on the landmine of un-forgiveness and derail our faith. Forgiveness is not always easy but it is also not impossible when we lean on the limitless mercy of a God who has forgiven all our debts. If there someone you need to forgive? Do I need to prepare for a good confession?

BEAR WRONGS PATIENTLY

Trusting God and choosing to walk uprightly when we are unfairly treated brings tremendous Grace and Freedom. Is there someone who misunderstands you? What can you do to invest in God’s peace?

PRAY FOR THE LIVING AND THE DEAD

Prayer is a powerful weapon. How can you reach out to those in need of prayer and those who have no one to pray for them?