Pope Francis has made me look at Lent in a new way with all his talk of Mercy. Focusing on my sins and neediness always moves me to be grateful that God is merciful. But God doesn’t have mercy on us so we’ll be grateful. He pours out his mercy to enable and equip and inspire us to act as his Body and show that mercy to others. The corporal and spiritual works of mercy are charitable actions that extend God’s compassion and mercy to those in need. However, the works of mercy are more than gestures or obligations. To gain merit in heaven, the actions must be performed as acts of love for our neighbor as a response to our deep love for God. Check out one of these three versions of the examination of conscience The penance might be prayer, a work of mercy, or an act of charity. He might also counsel you on how to better live a Christian life. For more ways to put mercy into action this Lent, check out our Works of Mercy activity worksheet! Facebook Twitter Instagram. Obviously the necessity which is to be succoured can be either of body or soul. Hence it is customary to enumerate both corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The traditional enumeration of the corporal works of mercy is as follows: To feed the hungry; To give drink to the thirsty; To clothe the naked; To harbour the harbourless; To visit the sick;.
The Corporal Works of Mercy. The Corporal Works of Mercy are found in the teachings of Jesus and give us a model for how we should treat all others, as if they were Christ in disguise. They "are charitable actions by which we help our neighbors in their bodily needs" ().). They respond to the basic needs of humanity as we journey together through this life. A Mercy-Filled Lent Pope Francis greets a boy during a visit to a Caritas center for the homeless near the Termini rail station in Rome Dec. The pope opened a Door of Mercy at the center. Lent is a wonderful time to put the 7 Spiritual Works and Corporal Works of Mercy into practice. I want to go over the meaning of the 7 Spiritual Works of Mercy. They are called Spiritual Works because the deal more with a man's soul and his relation with God. Man is a composition of Soul and Body. We as Catholics care about the whole man. The soul is a billion times more important than the. They are both spiritual and temporal and are as follows: Spiritual Works Of Mercy. (1) converting the sinner, (2) instructing the ignorant, (3) counseling the doubtful, (4) comforting the sorrowful, (5) bearing wrongs patiently, (6) forgiving injuries, (7) praying for the living and the dead. Corporal Works Of Mercy.
1 THE 7 SPIRITUAL & 7 CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY The Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph reads: The works of mercy are charitable actions by which we come to the aid of our neighbor in his spiritual and bodily necessities Instructing, advising, consoling, comforting are spiritual works of mercy, as are forgiving and bearing wrongs patiently. The devotion to the Divine Mercy, like the devotion to the Sacred Heart, helps us to keep our minds and hearts focused on the mystery of our Redemption. If you are not familiar with the devotion to the Divine Mercy, I urge you to use the weeks of our Lenten observance to begin praying the Chaplet of Divine Mercy daily. I have literally spent hours here, not in one sitting, absorbing ideas for my P-1 Religious Ed class. The Works of Mercy for Lent is out of this world. I intend on using this for the entire Religious Ed program so all the children can participate. You are an angel sent from heaven for teachers like me! You really do need a PayPal donation button! Every Friday during Lent, I will ask my students to write an act of mercy or kindness (They seem to understand kindness more readily than mercy.) on a paper flower. They will add a paper flower to the base of the cross, and as Lent progresses, the flowers will begin filling up the cross.