As Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, we believe God calls us to be a sign in the world of the power of the Eucharistic Christ to effect unity and community among all peoples.
Working for Social Justice can take many paths; whichever path we take we will walk with Jesus.
Saint Katharine Drexel
The Corporal Works of Mercy are these kind acts by which we help our neighbors with their material and physical needs.
feed the hungry shelter the homeless clothe the naked visit the sick and imprisoned bury the dead give alms to the poor
The Spiritual Works of Mercy are acts of compassion, as listed below, by which we help our neighbors with their emotional and spiritual needs.instruct advise console comfort forgive bear wrongs patiently
In an innovation that surprised many church-watchers and upset some traditionalists, Francis said that prayer and action to protect the environment should be added to the venerable seven corporal works of mercy and the seven spiritual works of mercy drawn from the Gospels and Christian tradition.
“We usually think of the works of mercy individually and in relation to a specific initiative: hospitals for the sick, soup kitchens for the hungry, shelters for the homeless, schools for those to be educated, the confessional and spiritual direction for those needing counsel and forgiveness,” Francis wrote.
“But if we look at the works of mercy as a whole, we see that the object of mercy is human life itself and everything it embraces.”