Lord, I give you thanks for these fifteen years of my life that you have granted me . . . for my parents, my brothers . . . and for the love with which they have educated me . . . I love and admire this world, that is the work of your hands, the sun, the flowers, the stars, the water the wind and what is born and grows on this earth . . . I recognize that the society I join today, with enhanced consciousness, has many negative aspects . . . nevertheless there are many good people ready to give me a hand to follow the good path.
Alvarez S. 1990. Women's participation in Brazilian "People's Church": a critical appraisal. Fem. Stud. 16,381-409.