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Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy
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Posted on 07/13/2010 8:11:00 AM PDT by Salvation

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The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy
To feed the hungry
To give drink to the thirsty
To clothe the naked
To shelter the homeless
To visit the sick
To visit the imprisoned
To bury the dead

Note:
Reference Matthew 25 and Tobias 12. "To visit the imprisoned" was originally listed as "to ransom the captives," referring to the ransoming of Christians taken prisoner during Moslem aggression.


TOPICS: Apologetics; Catholic; History; Theology
KEYWORDS: catholic; catholiclist; mercy
Like I said yesterday, I thought it was time for another series.

This is an open thread for the discussion of the Seven Works of Corporal Mercy.

1 posted on 07/13/2010 8:11:02 AM PDT by Salvation
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To: nickcarraway; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; markomalley; ...

Please tell us how practicing the Seven Works of Corporal Mercy affects your life. Do your children take part also? How do we teach this to people in the modern world who are so (I’ll do it my way — me centered)

Catholic Ping!


2 posted on 07/13/2010 8:14:20 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With [The 7 Sacraments (The Holy Mysteries)]
Lists Every Catholic Should be Familiar With: The 7 Corporal Works of Mercy

3 posted on 07/13/2010 8:18:40 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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**To shelter the homeless **

Do any of you have a ministry in your city/town entitled Interfaith Hospitality Netowrk?

In my city, there are 13 churches (some of them Protestant) who take turns housing homeless families. Sometimes we get repeats who have traveled the entire list of 13 churches and still have not put together all the pieces.

They receive counseling for debt resolution, housing application and other things from professionals from those sections of the government at various churches. One of our parishioners, a Spanish lady, works for housing and meets with all the families every time they come to our Church.

I have cooked for the group, slept overnight, but usually I volunteer for the evening host. Activities fro children, table games for adults.....I usually won’t get out the television for them. (Aren’t I mean?) Don’t worry — other evening hosts do.

We also collect household goods for these families that are taken to the day center where they stay for the day. Then when they do find housing, they are given some supplies that they did not have.


4 posted on 07/13/2010 8:25:08 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

We’re pretty lazy about feeding the poor. However, we are about to shelter a poor friend who is between living arrangements for a month or two. It struck me the other day that it is a corporal work of mercy. I need to explain that to the kids.


5 posted on 07/13/2010 8:29:13 AM PDT by married21 (As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.)
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To: married21

Way to go!


6 posted on 07/13/2010 8:30:47 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Does anyone have or take part in a St. Vincent de Paul Society group at your church?

Feeding the hungry — giving drink to the thirsty

Our St. Vincent de Paul Society gives money to help people in trouble out with a bill. There was a time in my life where I received money for medication from them. A copy of proof of residence — like a bill or rental agreement, social security card, driver’s license must all be taken to them when applying for assistance.

Our local St. Vincent de Paul Society runs two thrift stores here as well as handing out food to the needy on certain days.

We have the Second Sunday set aside as a food collection Sunday and a St. Vincent de Paul Society van is available for loading it up.

On the fifth Sundays — which happen two or three times a year — we have a second collection for St. Vincent de Paul Society.

At this time — all the other churches (local vincinity) are out of money and my church still has money to assist those in need — and it’s not even the 15th of the month yet!


7 posted on 07/13/2010 8:36:43 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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Clothe the naked :
At least once a year we give every scrap of clothing we can afford to our community yard sale, which then donates all that doesn’t sell to the community charity organization. THe money we raise goes to support the orphan’s home in Oxford and the retirement home in Greensboro, so that the former need not charge fees and the latter may reduce their fees.
Visit the sick
Whenever anyone in the parish is sick, we visit them.

Bury the dead.
I personally conducted the funerals of my father and my wife. God has been good and there have been no other deaths in our spiritual community.


8 posted on 07/13/2010 9:27:42 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: Salvation
To feed the hungry
To give drink to the thirsty
To clothe the naked
To shelter the homeless
To visit the sick
To visit the imprisoned
To bury the dead

We haven't visited the imprisoned, but our best friend was (he passed away) an ex-con, and our young daughter, over the years, became the apple of his eye. She once said, regarding Sam, "If you don’t listen to his swears, you won’t hear his prayers."

We've done most everything else on the list. We do not turn down the poor who ask us for money (unless we don't have any on us). And a few times, we've on our own handed cash to people who live on the street. But we're usually not approached; we tend to "blend" with the crowd, and in some instances, it has been "others" who have given to us. :)

But have we done with frequence what's on the list? No, not even close, but we keep working at it. Thanks for the thread ...
9 posted on 07/13/2010 9:44:35 AM PDT by mlizzy (Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee ...)
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To: Salvation

Well, try this:

On days when my life feels totally messed up, and my finances in disarray, and I feel like a total dweeb — that would be most days — knowing that grace moved my will to do something somebody else actually needed is an IMMENSE comfort.

I may not be able to leave the campground cleaner than it was when I got here, but at least something happened around me that was not total chaos and sorrow.


10 posted on 07/13/2010 1:05:41 PM PDT by Mad Dawg (O Maria, sine labe concepta, ora pro nobis qui ad te confugimus.)
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To: Salvation

An an excellent series it is, my FRiend.


11 posted on 07/13/2010 4:38:59 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To: Salvation

“To visit the imprisoned” was originally listed as “to ransom the captives,” referring to the ransoming of Christians taken prisoner during Moslem aggression.

^^^
I was unaware of that. Thanks.


12 posted on 07/13/2010 4:40:05 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Palin/Hunter 2012 -- Bolton their Secretary of State)
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To give drink to the thirsty

Pastor Charles Sagay, Mission School of Hope, Cameroon, Africa made a presentation to our Rotary Club about his new well to provide drinking water to residents within three miles of walking. This was the first clean drinking water as compared to local river. Our club has provided some funds to help here and in other countries.

Rotary started a program in 1985 to eliminate Polio as a gift to the children of the world and it is 99+% there. Now it working on projects to provide safe drinking water.
http://www.rotary.org/EN/SERVICEANDFELLOWSHIP/Pages/ridefault.aspx
http://www.rotary.org/en/MediaAndNews/News/Pages/100112_news_H20update.aspx

There could be opportunities with a local Rotary Club if interested in partnering with a local rotary club and an international organization. Our Rotary Club has sponsored wells in India for $300 a well. Rotary sometimes provides matching funds and requires local in country particpation by local Rotarians.


13 posted on 07/14/2010 11:08:18 AM PDT by ADSUM (Democracy works when citizens get involved and keep government honest.)
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Catholic Caucus: Spiritual Works of Mercy

Introduction to the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Corporal Works of Mercy
Lest We Forget - The Corporal Works of Mercy & The Spirtual Works of Mercy
Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

14 posted on 07/14/2010 4:22:06 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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