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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.