Friday, October 9, 2009
Masonic Martyrs No. 1
I felt that it would be appropriate to take the time to remember those men who were persecuted for being our brother Masons.
Brother Tommaso Crudeli, 1703-1745, was arrested in Florence by the Holy Inquisition in 1739. At this time he was tortured and asked to reveal the secrets of Masonry and his lodge. Two years later he was released to house arrest, where he passed away in 1745. His literary works were burned in Florence, and his writings were prohibited by the church.
I will continue this series in the following days. So many of our brothers had their lives, and liberty taken from them for being members of the Order.