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At Olympic Mass, prelate calls upon Catholics to glorify God with their bodies

July 31, 2012

Preaching at a Mass in celebration of the 30th Olympic Games on July 28, Archbishop Vincent Nichols of Westminster challenged Catholics to glorify God with their bodies.

“We will see many fine sports men and women use their bodies, their minds and their spirits in the quest for glory,” he preached. “But the message of the Gospel goes deeper. It reminds us, vividly, that our bodies are for the glory of God. Indeed our bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit. This does not detract from that physical achievement of sport, with its beauty, symmetry, harnessing of speed, finesse and power. Rather it enhances those achievements and gives them their deepest purpose -- that of giving glory to their Maker.”


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