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Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Ends … Works of Mercy Continue

Sunday, November 20 the Holy Year of Mercy draws to an end. In Rome Pope Francis will close the Holy Door of St. Peter’s.

The Holy Year invited Catholics to contemplate and imitate Jesus, misericordiae vultus, the Merciful Christ.

The Jubilee Year of Mercy underlined that the Mercy of God never ceases and the Heart of God is always open to us and that we must open our hearts to others by practicing the spiritual and corporal works of mercy.

Spiritual Works of Mercy:


  • Counsel the doubtful,
  • Teach the ignorant,
  • Admonish sinners,
  • Comfort the afflicted,
  • Forgive offenses,
  • Bear wrongs patiently,
  • Pray for the living and the dead.

Corporal Works of Mercy:

  • Feed the hungry,
  • Give drink to the thirsty,
  • Clothe the naked,
  • House the homeless,
  • Visit the sick,
  • Visit the imprisoned,
  • Bury the dead.

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