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Mercy Project: Diocese of Oakland

Corporal Work of Mercy:
Give Drink to the Thirsty

Spiritual Work of Mercy:
Admonish the Sinner

Corporal Work of Mercy:
Bury the Dead

Spiritual Work of Mercy:
Comfort the Sorrowful

Corporal Work of Mercy:
Visit the Sick

Spiritual Work of Mercy:
Bear Wrongs Patiently

Corporal Work of Mercy:
Clothe the Naked

Spiritual Work of Mercy:
Instruct the Faithful

Corporal Work of Mercy:
Shelter the Homeless

Spiritual Work of Mercy:
Counsel The Doubtful

Corporal Work of Mercy:
Visit the Imprisoned

Spiritual Work of Mercy:
Pray for the Living and the Dead

Corporal Work of Mercy:
Feed the Hungry

Spiritual Work of Mercy:
Forgive All Injuries

En Español
Most Reverend Michael C. Barber, S.J.
Intro to Jubilee of Mercy (Spanish Subtitles)
Obra Corporal de Misericordia:
Dar de comer al hambriento



Mercy Project: Diocese of Oakland

The Mercy Project is a Video Series that follows 14 stories in the Diocese of Oakland, from Richmond to Walnut Creek, to West Oakland and beyond. Each video tells a story of someone who exemplifies a Work of Mercy. The people in these videos are from all walks of life, in different parishes and life situations, but they have found a way to let God’s Mercy shine through their actions. We hope you will be inspired to join them.

To grow in appreciation and understanding of the 14 Works of Mercy, see the  Reflection Page

The goals of this video-based project are:

  1. To highlight the many ways in which the faithful of our Diocese are engaged in spiritual and corporal works of mercy. This will be done through video testimonies of 'ordinary' Catholics involved in ministries of mercy at the parish level.
  2. To inspire others to participate in works of mercy. Along with the video testimonies, contact information and/or links to parish programs and opportunities to practice works of mercy will be provided.
  3. To supply age-appropriate resources for spiritual and theological reflection (also on the website) so that engagement in the works of mercy is internalized as formation in missionary discipleship. 

Steven Lewis 
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