The need for the Works of Mercy

For all those who doubt that the Works of Mercy are still needed in this godless world, then please read through these –

What to do when you see someone who is homeless

The working homeless

Charity boss asks people to spare a thought on Homeless Sunday

A charity pays for hotel rooms for the homeless

 

 

 

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Works of Mercy

As we celebrate the Septuagesima Sunday our thoughts inevitably turn to the penitential season. What better time therefore to remind ourselves of the Works of Mercy –

  • To feed the hungry;
  • To give drink to the thirsty;
  • To clothe the naked;
  • To harbour the harbourless;
  • To visit the sick;
  • To ransom the captive;
  • To bury the dead.

We should think and pray hard about which of these we can do, most especially during Lent.