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Works of Mercy

"The works of mercy are the opposite of the works of war: feeding the hungry, sheltering the homeless, nursing the sick, visiting the prisoner. But we are destroying crops, setting fire to entire villages and to the people in them. We are not performing the works of mercy but the works of war. "
Dorothy Day

Our life is more than our work and our work is more than our jobs.

We at the Catholic Worker embrace a Spirituality of work. We see our daily work not so much as making a living but rather living a way of life. We are all volunteers and live-in Catholic Worker volunteers are provided with room and board. Hopefully, the fruits of our labor contributes in some small way to humanizing and healing the wounded places in the world and ourselves. All of our efforts reflect our attempt to give expression to the Social Teachings of the church found in the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

Some "Works" of the Las Vegas Catholic Worker

Wednesday- Saturday morning prayer & feeding the hungry

Wednesday morning Hospitality Day

Two Hospitality Houses providing shelter for the homeless

Monthly food box distribution for families and seniors

Quarterly newsletter Manna in the Wilderness

Weekly Vigil for peace and justice calling for an end to war

Community meetings and celebrations

by Meinrad Craighead

The Corporal Works of Mercy

To feed the hungry

To give drink to the thirsty

To clothe the naked

To visit and ransom the captives

To shelter the homeless

To visit the sick

To bury the dead

Spiritual Works of Mercy

To admonish the sinner

To instruct the ignorant

To counsel the doubtful

To comfort the sorrowful

To bear wrongs patiently

To forgive injuries

To pray for the living and the dead

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