Our bodies express our own individual souls. The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that human beings are a unity of body and soul—not just souls temporarily trapped in flesh and bone.
Even though our bodies will separate from our souls at death, through the power of Christ’s resurrection, the bodies of the faithful will one day be raised and glorified, reunited with our souls, incorruptible for all eternity. Our bodies will be without spot or blemish, powerful, and perfect.
— from the book True Radiance: Finding Grace in the Second Half of Life by Lisa Mladinich