Works of Mercy

Throughout the Year of Mercy, Pope Francis has encouraged all Catholics to become familiar with and practice the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn will release animated videos on these works to help you gain a better understanding.

Corporal Works
of Mercy

Spiritual Works
of Mercy

To give drink to the thirsty
To feed the hungry
To clothe the naked
To visit and ransom the captives
To shelter the homeless
To visit the sick
To bury the dead
To admonish sinners
To instruct the ignorant
To counsel the doubtful
To comfort the sorrowful
To bear wrongs patiently
To forgive all injuries
To pray for the living and the dead