1. Alleluia! Praise, O servants of the Lord, praise the name of the Lord!

2. Blessed be the name of the Lord now and forever!

3. From eastern lands to the western islands, may the name of the Lord be praised!

4. The Lord is exalted over the nations, his glory above the heavens.

5. Who is like the Lord our God, who sits enthroned on high,

6. but also bends down to see on earth as in heaven?

7. He lifts up the poor from the dust and the needy from the ash heap.

8. He makes them sit with princes, with rulers of his people.

9. He gives a home to the barren woman, and makes her a joyful mother. Praise the Lord!





“Por que a tentação passada deixa na alma uma certa perturbação? perguntou um penitente a Padre Pio. Ele respondeu: “Você já presenciou um tremor de terra? Quando tudo estremece a sua volta, você também é sacudido; no entanto, não necessariamente fica enterrado nos destroços!” São Padre Pio de Pietrelcina