In addition to the twelve accompanying him, some women are also part of the announcement of the Christian message. The tradition preserved the name of some of them (Joana, Suzana) and their performance in important moments (Mary Magdalene, in the resurrection of Jesus). The primitive church, like Jesus, has opened up significant space for the action of women in the communities. The woman has no passive role in the mystery of salvation, and is now called to new apostolic burdens, as evidenced by the Second Vatican Council.
Adapted by Flávio.
– Why fear the wicked and unhappy days/when the wickedness of the wicked surrounds me? /Why fear those who trust in riches/and rejoice in the abundance of their possessions?
– No one gets rid of his death for money/nor can God afford his ransom. /The exemption from death itself is priceless; /There is no wealth that can acquire it,/nor give the man a life without limits/and guarantee him an immortal existence.
– Do not worry when a man becomes rich/and increases the opulence of his home; /For When you die, you will take nothing with you, nor will your prestige accompany you.
– He congratulated himself while I live:/"Everyone applauding you, all right, this is life!"/But he goes to his parents, never again and will never see the light again!
Traçando o sinal da cruz em seu/ua filho/a: Abençoe a você (nome do filho/a), nosso Deus que é † Pai, Filho e Espírito Santo, para que você filho/a viva sempre no amor de Deus e fazendo só o bem a todos. Amém!
By tracing the sign of the cross on your son/daughter: Bless you (name of child), our God who is † father, son, and holy spirit, for you child alive always in love of God and doing good to all. Amen!