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José Baracat and Maria Deuz Baracat and family

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Baracat, José (1909–1959)

By The Brazilian White Center – UNASP

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The Brazilian White Center – UNASP is a team of teachers and students at the Brazilian Ellen G. White Research Center – UNASP at the Brazilian Adventist University, Campus Engenheiro, Coelho, SP. The team was supervised by Drs. Adolfo Semo Suárez, Renato Stencel, and Carlos Flávio Teixeira. Bruno Sales Gomes Ferreira provided technical support. The following names are of team members: Adriane Ferrari Silva, Álan Gracioto Alexandre, Allen Jair Urcia Santa Cruz, Camila Chede Amaral Lucena, Camilla Rodrigues Seixas, Daniel Fernandes Teodoro, Danillo Alfredo Rios Junior, Danilo Fauster de Souza, Débora Arana Mayer, Elvis Eli Martins Filho, Felipe Cardoso do Nascimento, Fernanda Nascimento Oliveira, Gabriel Pilon Galvani, Giovana de Castro Vaz, Guilherme Cardoso Ricardo Martins, Gustavo Costa Vieira Novaes, Ingrid Sthéfane Santos Andrade, Isabela Pimenta Gravina, Ivo Ribeiro de Carvalho, Jhoseyr Davison Voos dos Santos, João Lucas Moraes Pereira, Kalline Meira Rocha Santos, Larissa Menegazzo Nunes, Letícia Miola Figueiredo, Luan Alves Cota Mól, Lucas Almeida dos Santos, Lucas Arteaga Aquino, Lucas Dias de Melo, Matheus Brabo Peres, Mayla Magaieski Graepp, Milena Guimarães Silva, Natália Padilha Corrêa, Rafaela Lima Gouvêa, Rogel Maio Nogueira Tavares Filho, Ryan Matheus do Ouro Medeiros, Samara Souza Santos, Sergio Henrique Micael Santos, Suelen Alves de Almeida, Talita Paim Veloso de Castro, Thais Cristina Benedetti, Thaís Caroline de Almeida Lima, Vanessa Stehling Belgd, Victor Alves Pereira, Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Vinícius Pereira Nascimento, Vitória Regina Boita da Silva, William Edward Timm, Julio Cesar Ribeiro, Ellen Deó Bortolotte, Maria Júlia dos Santos Galvani, Giovana Souto Pereira, Victor Hugo Vaz Storch, and Dinely Luana Pereira.

 

 

José Baracat, pastor and administrator, was born March 14, 1909, in the city of Alexandria, Egypt (then a British protectorate).1 He married Silvia and they had two children, Dalva (1927-2013) and Jorge. Years later, Silvia died,2 and José married Maria Deuz. Maria was a nurse and Bible instructor.3 They had two children: Paulo (1939-1993) and Silas.4

Maria Deuz Baracat was a faithful partner and collaborator in her husband’s ministry. When he held public evangelism meetings, she worked as a Bible instructor and nurse.5 She used her knowledge as a nurse to promote and teach basic nursing skills which would benefit the community.6

José Baracat graduated with a degree in theology from Brazil College.7 In 1929 he became secretary and treasurer of the Rio de Janeiro Mission where he remained until 1930.8 The following year he worked at the East Brazil Union Conference9 (currently Southeast Brazil Union Conference). In 1932 he was transferred to the Northeast Mission,10 that included the states of Bahia, Sergipe, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Paraíba, and Rio Grande do Norte. He worked in the mission office until 1936.11 From 1938 to 1940 he was in Belo Horizonte to work as a district pastor at the Central Church and as a worker in the Rio-Minas Gerais Mission, formed by part of these states and the Federal District.12 The following year he was ordained to the pastoral ministry and became part of the executive committee of Rio-Minas Gerais Mission, where he remained until 1949.13

In 1950 José Baracat was called to be president of Northeast Brazil Academy in Belém Maria, Pernambuco, serving also as president at Northeast Mission then composed of the states of Alagoas, Pernambuco, Paraíba, and Rio Grande do Norte) until 1954.14 From 1955 to 1957 he worked as pastor at Bahia Sergipe Mission15 and also at the Salvador Central Church.16 In 1958 he was transferred to the Rio Minas Conference, which was part of the state of Rio de Janeiro, Federal District and Minas Gerais,17 where he worked as pastor of the Rio de Janeiro Central Church.18

José Baracat died October 27, 1959, and he was buried in the city of Belo Horizonte.19 During his 31 years of ministry, as pastor and administrator, he made a significant contribution to Seventh-day Adventist Church preparing many people to know the message of Christ’s Second Coming.20

Maria Baracat died in 2004 when she was 100 years old in the city of Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais.21 In recognition of her dedicated effort to preach the gospel in the city of Rio de Janeiro, on November 17, 1985, she was awarded a medal of honor in recognition of her service to the Central Church of the city of Rio de Janeiro, where she served for 40 years.22

Sources

Arnaldo B. Christianini. “A Luz Vem do Oriente.” Revista Adventista, year 64, no. 10, October 1969. Accessed February 12, 2018, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

“II Encontro Estadual dos Idosos.” Revista Adventista, January 1986. Accessed February 12, 2018, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

“Maria Deuz Baracat.” Revista Adventista, year 100, no. January 1, 2005. Accessed February 12, 2018, http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

“Maria Deuz Baracat.” Revista Adventista, year 100, no. July 7, 2005. Accessed February 12, 2018. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

Rabello, Roberto M., “Pastor José Baracat.” Revista Adventista, year 55, no. 2, February 1960, 38. Accessed February 12, 2018. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook. Washington D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association. Years 1930-1931, 1933, 1937, 1939, 1941-1942, 1950-1952, 1955-1956, 1958-1960. Accessed February 12, 2018. http://Docs.Adventistarchives.Org/Docs/YB/YB1930__B.Pdf#View=Fit.

Storch, G. S. “Curso de Enfermagem.” Revista Adventista, vol. 30, no. 3, March 1935, 13. Accessed February 12, 2018. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

Westcott, H. B. “Algumas Mudanças na União Éste-Brasileira.” Revista Adventista, vol. 27, no. 3, March 1932, 10. Accessed February 12, 2018. http://acervo.revistaadventista.com.br/capas.cpb.

Notes

  1. Roberto Baracat de Araújo, email message to Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 16, 2018.

  2. Ibid.

  3. “Maria Deuz Baracat,” Revista Adventista, year 100, no. 1, January 2005, 37.

  4. Roberto Baracat de Araújo, email message to Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 16, 2018.

  5. “Maria Deuz Baracat,” Revista Adventista, year 100, no. 7, July 2005, 36.

  6. Storch, G. S., “Curso de Enfermagem,” Revista Adventista, vol. 30, no. 3, March 1935, 13.

  7. Christianini, Arnaldo B., “A Luz Vem do Oriente,” Revista Adventista, year 64, no. 10, October 1969, 13.

  8. “Rio de Janeiro Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1930), 232; “Rio de Janeiro Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1931), 239.

  9. “East Brazil Union Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1952), 161.

  10. H. B. Westcott, “Algumas Mudanças na União Éste-Brasileira,” Revista Adventista, vol. 27, no. 3, March 1932, 10.

  11. “North East Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1933), 165; “Northeast Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1937), 176.

  12. “Rio-Minas Geraes Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1939), 184; “Rio-Minas Gerais Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1941), 185; Christianini, Arnaldo B., “A Luz Vem do Oriente”, Revista Adventista, year 64, no. 10, October 1969, 13.

  13. “Rio-Minas Gerais Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1942), 139; “Rio-Minas Gerais Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1950), 161.

  14. “Northeast Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1951), 171; and “Bahia and Sergipe Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1955), 139; “Northeast Brazil Academy,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1951), 267.

  15. “Bahia and Sergipe Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1956), 143; “Bahia and Sergipe Mission,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1958), 149.

  16. Roberto M. Rabello, “Pastor José Baracat,” Revista Adventista, year 55, no. 2, February 1960, 38.

  17. “Rio Minas Conference,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1959), 156.

  18. Roberto M. Rabello, “Pastor José Baracat,” Revista Adventista, year 55, no. 2, February 1960, 38.

  19. “Necrology – 1959,” Seventh-day Adventist Yearbook (Washington, D.C.: Review and Herald Publishing Association, 1960), 340.

  20. Roberto M. Rabello, “Pastor José Baracat,” Revista Adventista, year 55, no. 2, February 1960, 38; Roberto Baracat de Araújo, email message to Vinicios Fernandes Alencar, Ellen G. White Research Center, Engenheiro Coelho, São Paulo, February 16, 2018.

  21. “Maria Deuz Baracat,” Revista Adventista, year 100, no. 1, January 2005, 37.

  22. “Maria Deuz Baracat,” Revista Adventista, year 100, no. 7, July 2005, 36; “II Encontro Estadual dos Idosos,” Revista Adventista, January 1986, 25-26.

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UNASP, The Brazilian White Center –. "Baracat, José (1909–1959)." Encyclopedia of Seventh-day Adventists. April 28, 2021. Accessed June 19, 2021. https://encyclopedia.adventist.org/article?id=GHX0.

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