Corporal Works of Mercy: Clothe the Naked

A volunteer presents a young woman with a comfort coat. (Helpers of St. Anne and St. Joachim)
This article appears in the Works of Mercy feature series. View the full series.

As Lent continues, we look at a third work of mercy: clothing the naked.

In his address opening the Jubilee Year of Mercy, Pope Francis reminds us of the importance of reaching out: “Let us open our eyes and see the misery of the world, the wounds of our brothers and sisters who are denied their dignity, and let us recognize that we are compelled to heed their cry for help!"

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Stories on clothing the naked:

‘Comfort coats’ shelter, clothe people on the street

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