I am the first son from the couple Sousa. I
was born at 14:40 p.m. on Monday, August,
3rd, 1981. I was a handsome and strong baby.
I was 53 cm and weighed 9 Ib. 4 oz. (nine
pounds for ounces).
I’m from Teresina- PI. It is known as
Brazilian Mesopotamia because it is
between two rivers. It was there where
my life’s story began.
It seems like only Yesterday. I was four years old. There wasn’t anything better.
My sweet childhood was really happy. But I didn’t have brother and anybody to
play with me until my five years of age. My family was Dad José, Mom Rosenir,
my Aunt Helena and me. I seldom played with neighbor children. But I wanted a
brother. However, it was very good because I didn’t need to share my toys. But
my mother already was four months of pregnant.
WELCOME MY BROTHER
He was born exactly in January,
15th, 1986. Since then my life
changed because I got a friend and
I already wasn’t lonely. Joilson
was a handsome baby too. He
looked like a little angel
But I never thought he would be
very naughty because he liked
my toys and loved to poke
around in my things according
photos. “Mom! He’s running
LUIS CORREIA BEACH
Luís Correia city was the best trip with
Dad. We always spent our vacation at
the beach. At that time, my brother
was small to take sun bath in the
summer for the reason that Piauí
beaches are the hottest.
But we always took souvenir for him. We
traveled in excursion and there were
children from a variety city, but we
seemed us old friends and we played
soccer. I can’t believe that I played
soccer. Really unbelievable!
MY GRADUATION PARTY
My Elementary Graduation was in December, 1987. At that day, I had
been really anxious.
At night, it all stared when my teacher called my name. It was the time
that I asked my classmate Raphaela to dance the waltz and I went as red as a
beet. But I was end up dance with other girl. She was taller than me and stepped
on my feet twice. After, I couldn’t play with my classmates because I wore
white suit and my mother was looking for me all the time. The better moment
wasn’t the kiss, it was the dinner. Oh my God! It was a tragic night.
Since I was a child, I always
celebrated San John’s Day like a good
It was Saturday June, 24th, 1988
our dance company rehearsed all day. My
partner Ivoneide and I always won bride
and groom contests. For many years we
danced together. I miss!
MOVING TO GOIÂNIA
Two years later, we were
living in Goiânia. Anybody
couldn’t imagine this change in our
My brother and I got so
petrified when we saw the new
house. It was in Saint Joan D’ark
Church, literally. The door into the
house was next to altar and we
needed across the church. It was
upstairs. Sometimes, Joilson and I
waited Mom outside, because we
skipped mass. From this moment, I
became really religious. Or would
it be a sign from the future?
It was Palm Sunday from August, 4th, 1991. I would wake up early.
Before mass, I prayed and I’d already written my sins. I was very nervous
because it would be my first confession. Moreover, the priest used to have
breakfast in my home and he always talked with my mother. I was between a
rock and a hard place.
BAPTISM IN HOLY LAND
Joselina is our
cousin. Although she had
cried the whole Baptism
Celebration, it was a
wonderful day. Trindade
City was a legend for me.
Would it be more signs from
BACK TO HOMELAND!
We arrived in Teresina
on July, 5th, 1994. It was World
Cup Soccer. Our official team
soccer won against Italy team.
Home sweet home! It
was the same as when we went to
Goiânia four years ago. My aunts
Teresinha and Joselita had taken
care of house perfectly while we
were living out. My uncle
Gonçalo had arranged lunch and
barbecue for welcome us
My brother was in 1995, the best athlete of the
Championship SESI School. He scored three goals in the
match. He made me proud.
THE LAST JUNE FESTIVAL
It all was the same as before. But I was becoming a handsome
teenage. I had joined at High School. It was the last June festival that I took
part like a dancer, in June, 24th, 2001. We were more once champions. I really
BACK TO GOIÂNIA
In 2002, my parents had
gotten divorced. They had sold the
old house from Teresina. The new
address was Jardim Buriti Sereno –
Aparecida de Goiânia. But my mother
didn’t waste time. On March, 2003
she already wasn’t alone. So, soon my
stepfather was living with her.
MY HOME SWEET
I was living “with my best friend” since the divorce
of my parents. It was very cool! I didn’t waste any
What it was happening?
I used to gather my friends in our home.
Everyone had fun too much. It played all kinds of
music. There were some drinks, barbecue and many
HE WON’T GO
Some say I'll be better without you,
But they don't know you like I do,
Or at least the sides I thought I knew,
I can't bear this time,
It drags on as I lose my mind,
Reminded by things I find,
Like notes and clothes you've left behind,
Wake me up, wake me up when all is done,
I won't rise until this battle's won,
My dignity's become undone,
But I won't go,
I can't do it on my own,
If this ain't love, then what is?
I'm willing to take the risk,
I won't go,
I can't do it on my own,
If this ain't love, then what is?
I'm willing to take the risk.
MOVING TO SEMINARY RECIFE – PE
I was still inside me like the composition sang us. I was tired. I had given
up trying. Then, I was taking a change of heart. I had decided to go to the
seminary. While I was doing the selection process there was still hope. I believed.
He didn’t, to my great sorrow.
It was too late, I was approved. My friends have backed me up so often.
They made me a surprise to say goodbye in bus station. I took them in my heart.
On February, 03rd, 2005, I was travelling to Recife. The trip was about
two days. It was a sad travel.
Recife is the Brazilian Venice! The city is 452 years old. Two rivers
cross it. They are very similar to Venice’s channels.
It was Saturday, February, 05th, when I arrived in Recife. It was
Carnival, the Cock’s Party! My sorrow was over and I really celebrated
Carnival on that day. It was my goodbye to world’s freedom.
It was here where I began my life again.
One week later, we introduced us in
the opening ceremony formally. It was our
official admission. I didn’t know anyone. It
all was novelty. But I had gotten many new
There were many rituals. All masses were staged. We almost
always used the backyard like scene.
UNIVERSITY CATHOLIC – PE
The Seminary wasn’t
an imprisonment. We studied
Philosophy at the University
where I got more friends and
sometimes, I run away from
I was there for about two years. We were always participating in religious
communities. This was shanty town Borborema next to the Boa Viagem Beach. We looked like
angels and the most people admire us. We seldom went out from Monastery without tunic by
order of Bishop.
When I left the Seminary, Ivonete, Kamilla and Vânia helped me a lot. I
worked with Kamilla and Ivonete. It was really fun. Vânia and I were neighbors.
They are true friends until today.
MY BROTHER IN PORTUGAL
My brother and his wife
moved to Portugal on 2006. They live
in Setubal City. They have a child. She
is my first and only niece.
Arielle is a beautiful child.
She is brunnet, has short, curly and
brown hair. She is three years old.
Nowadays, I live with my mother in a small house in
Aparecida de Goiânia. There are three bedrooms, a living room, a
kitchen and a bathroom. There is a big backyard. There is a little
noise, because there isn’t much traffic and there are a few pubs
around. It’s great, because I am studying at College, I work too much,
on weekend, and I need to relax. My neighborhood is far from
downtown, but there is a bus stop in front of my house. There are
outdoor marketplaces on Sundays. I like to live here.
And my life goes on….