Corporal acts of mercy
- Charitable acts which aided the giver towards salvation. They were: feeding the hungry, providing drink for the thirsty, clothing the naked, visiting the sick and prisoners, taking in the traveller and burying the dead.
Dictionary of Medieval Terms and Phrases. Christopher Coredon with Ann Williams.
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