Whom when the Lord had seen, being moved with mercy towards her, he said to her: "Weep not."And he came near and touched the bier. And they that carried it stood still. And he said: "Young man, I say to thee, arise."(Luke 7:13-14)
A WORK OF MERCY: To perform the last services for the dead and to pray for their souls is a spiritual work of mercy.
[From 'A Practical Commentary on Holy Scripture' by Bishop Knecht, D.D.] (1899 Douay-Rheims Bible)