The Works of Mercy
Visiting the sick
Picture: Beatriz Elamado/Nightfever Valencia

Advent is a very good time of preparation in which we can experience the mercy of God and also pass it on to others. Following our own experience of God’s mercy (for example, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation), Pope Francis has asked us to do spiritual and corporal works of mercy ourselves. Over the next 14 months we want to introduce one work of mercy every month. The spiritual works of mercy are: to instruct the ignorant, to counsel the doubtful, to admonish sinners, to bear wrongs patiently, to forgive offences willingly, to comfort the afflicted and to pray for the living and the dead. The corporal works of mercy are: to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to clothe the naked, to Shelter the Homeless, to visit the sick, to visit the imprisoned and to bury the dead.
During the International Nightfever Jubilee Weekend in Bonn, co-founder Fr. Andreas Suess invited us to consider how and where each team can carry out the works of mercy in their own city.

Visiting the sick

The Nightfever team from Valencia visited sick people in hospital and sang and prayed together with them. We would like to invite you to consider whether there are any sick people in your neighborhood who would be glad of a visit, especially in the lead-up to Christmas.

It would be nice if we could encourage each other by letting each other know what individuals or teams are doing to make God’s mercy accessible in a practical way. Feel free to send us a concrete example via e-mail to info [at] nightfever.org.

Advent is a very good time of preparation in which we can experience the mercy of God and also pass it on to others. Following our own experience of God’s mercy (for example, in the Sacrament of Reconciliation), Pope Francis has asked us to do spiritual and corporal works of mercy ourselves. Over the next 14 months we want to introduce one work of mercy every month. The spiritual works of mercy are: to instruct the ignorant, to counsel the doubtful, to admonish sinners, to bear wrongs patiently, to forgive offences willingly, to comfort the afflicted and to pray for the living and the dead. The corporal works of mercy are: to feed the hungry, to give drink to the thirsty, to clothe the naked, to Shelter the Homeless, to visit the sick, to visit the imprisoned and to bury the dead.
During the International Nightfever Jubilee Weekend in Bonn, co-founder Fr. Andreas Suess invited us to consider how and where each team can carry out the works of mercy in their own city.

Visiting the sick

The Nightfever team from Valencia visited sick people in hospital and sang and prayed together with them. We would like to invite you to consider whether there are any sick people in your neighborhood who would be glad of a visit, especially in the lead-up to Christmas.

It would be nice if we could encourage each other by letting each other know what individuals or teams are doing to make God’s mercy accessible in a practical way. Feel free to send us a concrete example via e-mail to info [at] nightfever.org.

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