A Refreshingly Different View of Masonic Responsibilities

Brazilian School teacherThis letter, addressed from the Venerable Master of Lodge Luiz Gonzaga do Nascimento  N°. 203  in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to the Municipal Mayor of Rio de Janeiro after the shocking attack of school teachers by military Police in City Chambers, came across my desktop yesterday. I feel it imperative to share this with Masons in North America. I feel this firstly because too few US citizens even are aware this atrocity occurred. Secondly, it clearly exemplifies a form of Freemasonry which those who speak much and do little, would object to as representing an “unseemly” breach of Masonic Dogma. That dogma favored in North America claims to forbid the admixture of Freemasonry and politics under any circumstances. While I will not excoriate those who hold that position, I will note that this unseemly example seems pretty seemly to me. I think it is a breath of fresh air, and demonstrates an alternate perspective of the best that Freemasonry can be. Sorry, London, I beg to differ!

Read the complete article here.

York Rite – Summary of Its Implementation in Brazil

York Rite Pre History in BrazilThis is a resume of the history of the implementation of the York Rite Bodies in Brazil.

The complete article is in Portuguese and has eight pages, so I thought it would be better to publish just a summary in English and two pages only.

So, click on the image to download the PDF file if you are interested in reading it.


Ricardo Parente, D.D.G.H.P., E.C., I.M., P.H.P.