Saturday, 10 July 2010

Circular No 453

Newsletter for alumni of The Abbey School, Mt. St. Benedict, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. 
Caracas, 10 July 2010 No.453
Dear Friends, 
This first line is to remind you that the missing names in the photos might be one of your classmates, or good friend. 
And now for a discussion on free masonry and other matters.
From: Michael Ramcharan <>
Date: February 28, 2010 12:41:50 PM EST
Subject: Fw: Robert, Garth and Michael are you guys will to join the "Brotherhood"?
Hi Nigel,
Here is the spreadsheet updated re my details and also some info re Mark Belfon.
I also remember Robert Bates, Nigel Smartbut and Raymond Du Comarmond (?) do not have their contact details but Rudi Sing might?
Henry Bailey was another MSB brother - he is in Trinidad and works for Johnson and Johnson near Trinicity.
----- Forwarded Message ------------------------------------------------
From: Nigel P. Boos <
I'm so glad that at last we're contacting some of you Old Boys of MSB.
I'd waited a long time, in the hope that eventually, some of you would get in touch with us and begin to open up the 1980 period for us, to identify individuals and to explain what had gone on during the final days of the Abbey School
At last! The time has come! 
I need your help, to look though the attached list of Old Boys, and to tell me, please, whether you can remember the boys whose names are listed herein.
You were at school in those days and therefore we have to depend on your memories.
We were not there! 
Could you please try to identify the last year during which each / any of the names listed were students at the Mount?
Also, if you happen to know of any missing names, from your own years or from others, which should be included, please let me know.
I'm looking for email addresses, mailing addresses, little notes on anyone whom you might remember, telephone numbers, etc. - all this information I'm requesting. 
Thank you in advance for your kind help.
If you make any changes to the attached spreadsheet, do indicate that they are changes by either colouring the cells themselves or at least the script, otherwise I might miss them. 
Best regards.
Nigel P. Boos 
(The Circular Newsletter is also ready to publish your accounts, editor)
On 2010-02-14, at 9:23 AM, Rudi Singh wrote: 
These 3 Brothers were in the same class as me - 1967-1981 with the exception of Robert who came in 1978 or 79.
All are in good standing are eligible to join the Brotherhood.
By the way, we were all DAY BOYS!
We feasted ourselves on the young wenches of the St. Joseph Convent and the Lakshmi Girls School
From: Glen Mckoy <>
Date: Sunday, February 14, 2010, 9:30 AM 
You have introduced 3 new names, are these gentlemen past alumni, if so please forward their profiles to Ladislao and Nigel, the year they attended etc. and of good standing with all brothers, 
Thank you for this information, as soon as same is processed we will be glad to accept and welcome these lost brothers back to the Castle,
I have to be careful of who is knocking on our door, as other trinis, are aware of us,
I don't know how, if we are invisible, they would like to part take in this unique and special Club of ours,
Unfortunately there is only one way in, and it is written on top of "White Stones", protected by all boarders, The Realm, and the only secret passage in, for only a true boarder will know. 
Long Live the Mount.  
Best regards your brother,
Glen McKoy.  
Now to more serious matters, FREE MASONS
From: Csaba Jakobszen (
Sent: Fri 4/23/10 11:53 AM 
Dear Ladislao,
Concerning one of the e-mails published in your Circular No. 437, written by Glen McKoy I do have to make some very clear remarks in relation to the content   
(Please see the parts to which I make reference to below).  
The fact is that the Free Mason organization is by NO MEANS just a "club with essence of the great teachings for those who seek knowledge.
YOU MUST NOT be an upright person and believe in God to be a mason.
Last year I have read one of the most detailed publications on this subject, a book by César Vidal, "Los Masones" in which the author describes in very much detail the whole organization.
1) The free masons are banned as organization by the Catholic Church and it is not allowed for any Catholic to become a member
2) They deny the divinity of Jesus Christ, and only accept him as "a good man" comparable to Mahoma , Abraham etc.
3) They consider the Bible, a book just like the Koran or others, and do not accept that the Bible was written by divine inspiration
4) They deny the Redemption of humanity by Jesus Christ's death on the cross and make a mockery of it,
5) They do not recognize the devil as the source of sin and evil but consider him as a "force created for goodness, which could be used for evil. It is the instrument of freedom or free will"
6) Free masons are advised “to act in public as if they were members of the locally more renowned religions" (whichever they are) BUT be loyal EXCLUSIVELY to the mason logia (This is why in the past, free masons have even infiltrated high circles of the Vatican, posing as the most faithful Catholics) 
Please see the e-mail I am referring to below
Best regards
From: Glen Mckoy <mckoy43glen@hotmail.com 
Dear Anthony, 
We are all natural Masons, not just only your brothers you show kindness to, but all.
You are a judge, and you must judge fairly without bias, and giving your best judgement under all circumstances. 
These clubs are modern day imitation of the great ancient clubs, and I find them more a good place to meet other business men, that's what I saw, and the essence of the great teachings are there for those who seek knowledge, however I found many were in it, for the business connections, and not for its true intrinsic value.  
You must be an upright person, and believe in God, in order to be a mason.  
Sent: Wed 4/28/10 11:31 PM 
Both my grandfather and my father (who you got to know well) were Masons.
They were both wonderful human beings who would always respect others regardless of their religious beliefs, colour, social status, or political ideas. 
What is wrong with an organization or a person with different beliefs than our own or that of the Catholic Church or other Christian organization such as the protestants.
In my view, we are free to practice or not practice any religious beliefs as long as we respect the other person's views. 
I'm sure we all have Jewish, Muslim, Catholic and even atheist friends. I do, and it is not my concern what they believe as long as we respect one another.
My father did tell my brothers and me that we could not become Masons because the Catholic Church did not approve of their secrecy and other ideas such as those you describe.
It never bothered us because in reality we were not interested in becoming Masons anyway, but not because of any disapproval of the Catholic Church.
My brothers and me never liked any kind of organization such as the Lions Club, the Rotary Club, or any other such clubs that abound.
However, I understand that these clubs do wonderful charitable activities helping those less fortunate, in much the same way as the Catholic Church and other religious organization.
The only club that my brothers and me belong to is the "Old Fart Mount Boys Club", an organization that allows us to rant and write BS on occasion and still remain friends, love and respect one another.
The best thing about this club is that it is free, no dues, and meetings are rare and held in great tropical settings such as Trinidad or Venezuela.
Bueno amigos
Un fuerte abrazo,
Donald G.  
From: Nigel P. Boos  
Dear Csaba,
Thank you for copying me on your email to Ladislao.
You are quite correct in pointing out these facts concerning Freemasonry, and I hope that anyone who is a member of that organization will understand what you are saying and take note.  
Further information can be found at:, from which I have excerpted the following: 
The action of the Church is summed up in the papal pronouncements against Freemasonry since 1738, the most important of which are: 
Clement XII, Constitution "In Eminenti", 28 April, 1738;
Benedict XIV, "Providas", 18 May, 1751;
Pius VII, "Ecclesiam", 13 September, 1821;
Leo XII, "Quo graviora", 13 March, 1825;
Pius VIII, Encyclical "Traditi", 21 May, 1829;
Gregory XVI, "Mirari", 15 August, 1832;
Pius IX, Encyclical "Qui pluribus", 9 November, 1846;
Pius IX, Allocution "Quibus quantisque malis", 20 April, 1849;
Pius IX, Encyclical "Quanta cura", 8 December, 1864;
Pius IX, Allocution "Multiplices inter", 25 September, 1865;
Pius IX, Constitution "Apostolicæ Sedis", 12 October, 1869;
Pius IX, Encyclical "Etsi multa", 21 November, 1873;
Leo XIII, Encyclical "Humanum genus", 20 April, 1884;
Leo XIII, "Præclara", 20 June, 1894;
Leo XIII, "Annum ingressi", 18 March, 1902 (against Italian Freemasonry);
Leo XIII, Encyclical "Etsí nos", 15 February, 1882;
Leo XIII, "Ab Apostolici", 15 October, 1890. 
These pontifical utterances from first to last are in complete accord, the latter reiterating the earlier with such developments as were called for by the growth of Freemasonry and other secret societies
The 1917 Code of Canon Law explicitly declared that joining Freemasonry entailed automatic excommunication.  
It also forbade books friendly to Freemasonry.
Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI), as the Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, issued "Quaesitum est", which states:  
"...the Church’s negative judgment in regard to Masonic association remains unchanged since their principles have always been considered irreconcilable with the doctrine of the Church and therefore membership in them remains forbidden. The faithful who enrol in Masonic associations are in a state of grave sin and may not receive Holy Communion."  
Thus, from a Catholic perspective, there is still a ban on Catholics joining Masonic Lodges.
Nigel Boos 
Please help us by writing the names of the old boys, etc., that are missing in the photos.  You may remember now, but we never know when we shall get the Alzheimer’s disease, jajaja. 
Ladislao Kertesz at,
06WK0013WKERGA, Winston Kerry and Randal Galt
09LK1831MCO, Maxime Comarmond
08IG0957EMERALDAVISIT, Group photo of one of the dinners.
03CR8350GRPDIN, another photo but this time 2003

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