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"Christ has no body but yours, no hands, feet on earth but yours," St. Teresa of Avila wrote centuries ago.
 

Those words are still true today. The Catholic Church provides the compassion of Christ in countless ways in the United States, including through health care institutions, schools and universities, charities and social service agencies and the work of individuals, parish communities and diocesan entities.
 

Some of the ways that the USCCB contributes to this work can be found through the links on the left of this page. To discover how you can become involved with local efforts, look up your local diocesan web site or find a nearby parish.
 

Christ Has No Body

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.
Christ has no body now but yours,
No hands, no feet on earth but yours,
Yours are the eyes with which he looks
compassion on this world.
Christ has no body now on earth but yours.

-- St. Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)



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