“It is my burning desire that . . . the Christian people may reflect on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.”
Help Your Students Experience the Year of Mercy in a Profound Way
During the Jubilee Year of Mercy, the Holy Father invited us all to reflect deeply on the corporal and spiritual works of mercy. As religious educators, we have an incredible opportunity to inspire our students not only to know the works of mercy, but to live them in their daily lives.
The goal of all resources offered by The Religion Teacher is to take students beyond surface level knowledge and get them to encounter Christ in new and personal ways. The Religion Teacher’s Works of Mercy Worksheets are no exception.
This set of fourteen worksheets — one worksheet for each corporal and spiritual work of mercy — help students reflect deeply on how to understand and live mercy in their daily lives.
With reflection questions and activities that invite and prepare students to actually carry out each corporal and spiritual work of mercy, your students will not only be able to articulate the meaning of each work of mercy, they will be able to experience the graces that come from carrying them out.
How to Use the Works of Mercy Worksheets
Use the worksheets as bell work each day or use them to help your students focus on a work of mercy every week or month.
Assign them as homework assignments to complete at home with their parents in order to get the entire family excited the corporal and spiritual works of mercy.