The Work of Mercy
Being the Hands and Heart of Christ
by Mark Shea
What are the seven corporal and seven spiritual works of mercy?
What is their origin in Scripture?
How have they been observed in Catholic history and tradition?
Are they still relevant today?
How can we make them part of our lives?
Reflecting on these pillars of Catholic social teaching, Mark Shea examines their history, practice, and meaning for Christians today. With wit and insight, he shines new light on these ancient traditions. For practical use, he outlines some organizations working in each discipline.