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Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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CORPORAL WORKS OF MERCY

The seven practices of charity, based on Christ's prediction of the Last Judgment (Matthew 5:3-10) that will determine each person's final destiny. They are:

1. to feed the hungry;

2. to give drink to the thirsty;

3. to clothe the naked;

4. to shelter the homeless;

5. to visit the sick;

6. to visit those in prison; and

7. to bury the dead.