Rite 32nd Degree
beautiful 1976 four-color Scottish Rite liquor decanter depicts the 32nd
Degree double-headed eagle emblem with its triangle breastplate and the Latin
motto of the 32nd Degree, Spes Mea In Deo Est, which means My hope
is in God.
degree describes the victory of the spiritual over the human in man and the
conquest of appetites and passions by moral sense and reason. The exemplar
represents every Freemason eager to serve humanity but caught between
self-interest and the call of duty. Duty often requires sacrifice, sometimes
the supreme sacrifice.