Year of Mercy - August 2016


August is Shelter the Homeless
Corporal Work of Mercy

Ways to Live Out These Works of Mercy

Shelter the Homeless

  • volunteer with a home-building program, such as Habitat for Humanity
  • gather clothing and toiletries to donate to a local homeless shelter (such as Sojourner Truth House in Gary and Missionaries of Charity in Gary)
  • support fair housing initiatives

August is Bear Wrongs Patiently
Spiritual Work of Mercy

Ways to Live Out These Works of Mercy

Bear Wrongs Patiently

  • respond with love, patience and compassion when people overlook you, insult you or talk behind your back
  • don't complain to others when things go wrong