8-1 Religion

Together in learning, together in Christ, we will survey Church history from the Age of the Apostles to the XXI Century.  We will examine Church teachings about family life, and you will continue to prepare to receive the Sacrament of Confirmation.


  This year, Grade 8 will learn the "Prayer to the Holy Spirit"
in preparation for the Sacrament of Confirmation.
This prayer is in a hard copy in your religion notebook
and also can be accessed through "Religion Resources."


  Christ Has No Body

Teresa of Avila (1515–1582)

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 on earth but yours.
  
             
"St. Theresa of Avila” by François Gérard [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons, Oil on canvas,       1827.

  Born in Spain, Teresa entered a Carmelite convent when she was eighteen, and later earned a reputation as a mystic, reformer, and writer who experienced divine visions. Among her writings are The Way of Perfection, her Autobiography, and The Interior Castle.[1]

 


[1] From Journey with Jesus