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Pedro Nunes da Costa (Pedro Dário)

Pedro Nunes da Costa, from Acre, Pedro Dário, was born (06/18/1949) and made his passage (06/21/2012) from this world during the month of June. Patron of the Céu de São Sebastião church, he received a tribute full of nostalgia from the Irmandade of his church. He was a tireless worker, from childhood to his last days. Recognized for his dedication and seriousness in the services of the Doctrine, he lived with Padrinho Sebastião, since he was little, and drank Daime at the age of 18 from the hands of Mestre Irineu himself.
*In memory of Pedro Dário*

There are certain people that when they pass through our life we ​​do not forget anymore. For friendship, affection, understanding and, above all, attitude towards material and spiritual life. I'm talking about the first friend I made in Mapiá, when I moved there. In a simple way, he speaks softly and with good prose, he always welcomed everyone with a sweet smile and many stories to tell.

His connection with the Doctrine and Padrinho Sebastião dates back to the beginning of work at Colônia Cinco Mil. It was as if he were Godfather's adopted son. And his participation in the construction of Céu do Mapiá was very important in the joint efforts, in the workmanships, in the planting of Jagube and Rainha and in the expansion of the Doctrine. He was a forest man who knew how to do a lot of things for 'a difficult life to establish himself' in the middle of the forest, helping the community and raising a family. He married Rosa Maria, daughter of Madrinha Cristina, and had two children: Vicente Prafivelo and João Pedro.

His greatest work began when Santo Daime and the Doctrine left the forest for Brazil and the world. At that time, only reigns of the Queen leaf were used within the forest. With the expansion came the need to create large plantations for the production of our sacred drink. For several years, Pedro Dário led a large-scale project in a placement on the Igarapé Mapiá and on the Cinco Mil, providing conditions for the growth of the supply of Daime. His work in the craft was of great learning, for his ability to teach and calm to pass on his knowledge.

As a result, admiration for his dedication to the Doctrine and for his teachings grew, starting a harvest of souls throughout Brazil, making friends and godchildren. He founded several churches and consolidated his work in Paraná, becoming one of the most beloved sponsors of our Doctrine.

His greatest contribution was the way he developed his spiritual life, always valuing respect for others and aligning himself with the principles of Harmony, Love, Truth and Justice. An example that can be proven today by all those who had the privilege of knowing him and living with his meekness and love for the Doctrine.

Text: Nilton Caparelli
- Shall we go, Mr. Pedro? Said Clara, calling Seu Pedro to continue his journey. To which he replied:
- Wait one moment. I have to talk to these two freaks who want to open a church.
That was our first date. The crazy ones were me and my older brother, Neto.
We were looking to make a point in Ribeirão Preto. Until then, we frequented Flor das Águas, in São Paulo, and worked with Glauco. The meeting was tense. Mr. Pedro, very seriously, asked:
- Do you make or sing the “dead”?
In which we answer:
- Yes, we do Mestre Irineu and part of Padrinho Sebastião. Seu Pedro held back from laughing.
-No, “the dead” I am referring to are the hymnals of Germano Guilherme, Antônio Gomes, João Pereira and Maria Damião, he then said.
Then we were sure we didn't know anything at all. Seu Pedro then adopted us. So much so that our center is named after him: Centro da Fluente Luz Universal Pedro Nunes Costa.
With him, we learned the importance of planting the Queen and the Jagube.
Mr. Pedro became part of our family. Behind that serious appearance, he had a fantastic mood!
When he wanted some herb in the backyard of the farm, he would say:
- I better talk to Jacy (my wife). You don't know the difference between a sheet of the Queen and a sheet of Jagube... mocking me and laughing.
On another occasion, talking on the phone with him, I told him happily that we had planted a Jagube tree here on the farm. It's him:
- One? Need to plant 1,000.
We also learned the respect that one must have for the Santo Daime Doctrine, respect for our godparents and for our Mestre Irineu.
Seu Pedro was a planter. Of Queen, of Jagube and of Doctrine. Wherever he passed, a point of light was born. Always advising everyone to join Mapiá, that is, Cefluris, at the time. He was a caboclo teacher of the most humble. When we called or gave a "long live to Padrinho Pedro", he was "P" of life. LOL
We did several Daime feats orchestrated by him. He made Daime of the finest quality. When he came to Ribeirão to have several complicated tests, endoscopies, tomography, among others, he was afraid and I joked with him:
- Do you want me to go with you, Mr. Pedro? I hold his hand.
People laughed out loud.
Great friend, father, brother.
I miss you so much.
I hope you hold my hand when it's my time.


Pedro Dário is survived by his wife, Rosa Maria Raulino, children, Vicente Prafivelo and João Pedro, and grandchildren, João Gabriel, Pedro Dário and Theo.