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National Newsletter: 2019

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The Cursillo® Movement’s methodology enables each person to more fully know themselves in order to encounter God and others. It is a mission of engaging thoughtful and compassionate persons to fully live their baptism and discover the joys of following Jesus in the service of God’s Reign. Your financial support is greatly appreciated. You can help by donating online. Just enter the information on this secure webpage  and click “Submit Donation” To donate by mail, use the printable form. If you have questions about the campaign, read our flyer page.

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Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy

Mercy as it is here contemplated is said to be a virtue influencing one's will to have compassion for, and, if possible, to alleviate another's misfortune. It is the teaching of St. Thomas Aquinas that although mercy is as it were the spontaneous product of charity, yet it is to be reckoned a special virtue adequately distinguishable from this latter. In fact the Scholastics in cataloguing it consider it to be referable to the quality of justice mainly because, like justice, it controls relations between distinct persons. It is as they say ad alterum. Its motive is the misery which one discerns in another, particularly in so far as this condition is deemed to be, in some sense at least, involuntary. Obviously the necessity which is to be succoured can be either of body or soul. Hence it is customary to enumerate both corporal and spiritual works of mercy. The traditional enumeration of the corporal works of mercy is as follows:

To feed the hungry

  • To give drink to the thirsty

  • To clothe the naked

  • To harbour the harbourless

  • To visit the sick

  • To ransom the captive

  • To bury the dead

  • (The spiritual works of mercy)

  •  To instruct the ignorant

  •  To counsel the doubtful

  •  To admonish sinners

  •  To bear wrongs patiently

  •  To forgive offences willingly; To comfort the afflicted; To pray for the living and the dead.