Mestre Gabriel

Mestre Gabriel.José Gabriel da Costa

In the UDV we seek to emulate the life example lived by Mestre Gabriel, a man who, despite having little formal education, brought to humanity the most noble virtues of human relations. He is considered a model example of a father, husband and friend to those who had the opportunity to know him.

As a spiritual leader, he did not receive any remuneration for his religious services. He was a volunteer in his spiritual work for his entire life, while simultaneously supporting his family through his hard work as a rubber tapper and later a brick maker.

Mestre Gabriel used the five pointed star as a symbol of the perfected human being, with his feet firmly planted in earthly reality, opening his arms in a gesture of fraternity and elevating his head and mind to the highest. Likewise, the UDV is firmly developing, steadfastly participating in charitable works and contributing, in a relevant manner, to the development of the human being.

Mestre Gabriel’s life practice and words of justice and kindness are a permanent source of strength and inspiration for all those who seek to follow his steps on a path of Light, Peace and Love.