A Catholic Monthly Magazine

Tuesday 15 October

St Teresa of Jesus (Avila)

Romans 8:22-27, Psalm 19, John 15:1-8

“Whoever remains in me, with me in you, bears fruit in plenty; for cut off from me you can do nothing.”

St Teresa of Avila would have pondered this Scripture often. We see it in her words:

Christ has no body but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
Compassion on this world,
Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,
Yours are the hands, with which he blesses all the world.
Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,
Yours are the eyes, you are his body.

Choose a line from the Scripture or Teresa’s prayer to focus your day.

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