Lord, bless all volunteers, who go out to encounter the flesh of Christ, to touch it, to care for it, to be close to it. And have mercy on the many who, in the face of all this poverty, simply turn their backs and who hear in their hearts a voice which says: “This does not affect me, this is not important to me”. Help all volunteers, and give them strength, making them humble. Keep them close to the merciful heart of Jesus. Amen.
– Pope Francis
Adapted from a Catechesis to all Volunteers on September 3, 2016