Lenten Meditation: St. Teresa of Avila Prayer


Cristo no tiene cuerpo, sino el tuyo,

No tiene manos, o pies en la tierra, sino los tuyos,

Tuyos son los ojos con los que ve

La compasión en este mundo,

Tuyos son los pies con los que camina para hacer el bien,

Tuyas son las manos, con el que bendice todo el mundo.

Tuyas son las manos, tuyos son los pies,

Tuyos son los ojos, eres tu Su cuerpo.

Cristo no tiene otro cuerpo sino el tuyo,

Sin manos, sin pies en la tierra, sino los tuyos,

Tuyos son los ojos con los que ve compasión en este mundo.

Cristo no tiene otro cuerpo en la tierra, sino el tuyo.

Christ has no body but yours,

He has no hands or feet on Earth, but yours.

Yours are the eyes with which he sees

The compassion in this world.

Yours are the feet with which he walks to do good,

Yours are the hands with which he blesses everyone.

Yours are the hands, yours are the feet,

yours are the eyes, you are His body.

Christ has no other body but yours,

Without hands, without feet on the Earth but yours,

Yours are the eyes with which he sees

The compassion in this world.

Christ has no other body on Earth but yours.


attributed to St. Teresa of Ávila

Spanish, with English translation by Sara K.

Learn more about St. Teresa of Avila here