Corporal Works of Mercy: Shelter the Homeless

A man sleeps upon a pew in St. Boniface Church in San Francisco. (Jeanette Antal)
This article appears in the Works of Mercy feature series. View the full series.

What does it mean to find a way home? Mercy Sr. Mary Scullion has an answer: “It means through God’s grace, when you touch the pain and suffering of another, it's transformative — hopefully for all of us. And that means it brings us back to the basic sense of human dignity and human equality and human connection.”

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