If you read my letter, “How to have a Holy Lent”, you will remember that when I described what a ‘good work’ is, I mentioned the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. If you have not yet read my letter, I heartily recommend you do, so as to better prepare and apply yourself to these wonderful Works of Mercy.
What Good Works can I do?
The Seven Spiritual works of Mercy
The Seven Corporal works of Mercy
1. To convert the sinner.
1. To feed the hungry.
2. To instruct the ignorant.
2. To give drink to the thirsty.
3. To counsel the doubtful.
3. To clothe the naked.
4. To comfort the sorrowful.
4. To shelter the homeless.
5. To bear wrongs patiently.
5. To visit the sick.
6. To forgive injuries.
6. To visit the imprisoned.
7. To pray for the living and the dead
7. To bury the dead.

You will not necessarily have the opportunity to practice all of the Spiritual and Corporal works of Mercy (such as comfort the sorrowful, or bury the dead). But as you read the lists, I am sure that you recognize some things that come up often enough. And you can turn these ordinary daily events into Works of Mercy ( ie ‘good works’.)

Before I finish, I want to strongly encourage you to join Dominique’s Crusade of Mercy. As you see, “To pray for the living and the dead” is the Seventh Spiritual work of Mercy. And praying for the Poor Souls in Purgatory is just that. If you plan on printing and using the Catholic Kingdom’s “Lenten Path” (which I heartily recommend) – you can count every St. Gertrude Prayer for the Poor Souls that you say as a good work. So, for example, if you said 10 of those prayers in one day - you should mark them down both for your Crusade count and your Lenten Path good works count. It is a very easy, wonderful, charitable way to practice spiritual good works while at the same time help Dominique's Crusade of Mercy. God will surely bless such generosity.