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





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.