2017-18 Lecture Series: Corporal Works of Mercy
On the heels of Pope Francis' newest book, The Works of Mercy, we are hosting an evening lecture series this year focusing on the corporal works of mercy. Though sometimes worded slightly differently, the traditional 7 corporal works of mercy are
- Feed the hungry.
- Give drink to the thirsty.
- Welcome the stranger (shelter the homeless).
- Clothe the naked.
- Visit the sick & imprisoned.
- Bury the dead.
- Give alms to the poor.
Learn more about the 7 corporal works of mercy here. And explore their parallel, the 7 spiritual works of mercy, which focus on the spiritual well-being of others.
Events in the Series
Burying the Dead: Extrajudicial Killings in the Philippines and the Catholic Church's Response (details)
Rev. Amado Picardal, CSsR, a Filipino priest and human rights advocate, gives this third talk in our "Corporal
Works of Mercy" series, addressing the more than 10,000 murders
carried out by police and death squads in Filipino President Rodrigo
Duterte's War on Drugs. Suspected of being addicts and pushers, the
majority of murder victims are among the nation's poorest citizens.
Related Events around Chicago this Fall & Winter
This fall, the following events are being hosted by our friends at neighboring institutions in the Chicago area:
Swift Lecture Hall, 3rd Floor
1025 E. 58th St.
Sponsored by the Lumen Christi Institute
Catholic Theological Union (CTU)
Academic & Conference Center, Room 210|
5416 S. Cornell Ave.
Sponsored by Catholic Theological Union (CTU) and the Bernardin Center for Theology & Mission