Our bodies enfold many dimensions of our selfhood: our sex, our gender identity, our age, our race, our sexual orientation, muscle memory, health, weight, ancestry, libido, physical ability, wounds, trauma, addiction, and the vast range of sensory engagement. In taking human flesh by the gift of Mary’s collaboration and consent, Christ has entered into our fleshly life and made it a means of grace in all its possible circumstances and contingencies. Your body is a stem grown from the root of Christ’s Humanity. Bless His body with yours.

-Br. Keith Nelson, SSJE

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