Young Knights and Maids of Errantry shall seek out those in need, in union with their oath of errantry. They shall seek to help without being thanked or noticed. Their sole objective is to be of assistance and their sole reward the knowledge that they have helped another.
Young Knights and Maids may like to learn about the spiritual and corporal works of mercy. Medieval knights did good in all of these categories. How might Young Knights and Maids of Errantry today act in mercy toward others?
Spiritual Works of Mercy
The Spiritual Works of Mercy refer to actions done to assist the spirit or soul of another human being. The Spiritual Works of Mercy are:
Instruct the ignorant Advise the doubtful Correct sinners Be patient with those in error or who do wrong Forgive offenses Comfort the afflicted Pray for the living and the dead
The Corporal Works of Mercy
The Corporal Works of Mercy refer to actions that help a person's health or physical body. The Corporal Works of Mercy are:
Feed the hungry Give drink to the thirsty Clothe the naked Shelter the homeless Visit the sick and imprisoned Ransom the captive Bury the dead
I WILL SERVE
Lord, I will serve as a True and Chivalric Knight. By the power of Your Grace, I will defend the right to life for all people, born and unborn, help and protect the innocent who are violated, abused, and neglected, aid those in distress and despair, and comfort the afflicted.