A Temple in Fortaleza
On 3 October, 2009 President Thomas S. Monson of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced plans to build a new temple in Fortaleza, Brazil. The temple in Fortaleza will be the 7th temple in Brazil.
The Fortaleza Brazil Temple will be built at Avenida Santos Dumont esq Rua Mal. Mascarenhas Morais, Fortaleza, Ceara, Brazil.
Latter-day Saint temples are aesthetically beautiful buildings with meticulous landscaping. Everything about the architecture is designed to honor God and complement the local community.
Temples differ from the tens of thousands of local meetinghouses throughout the world where members typically meet for Sunday worship services and midweek social activities — and where visitors are always welcome. Temples are used solely for the performance of sacred ordinances and religious instruction aimed at strengthening members’ relationships with God, their family and others around them.
To members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, temples are houses of the Lord, the most sacred places on earth. Temple services bind families together forever, teach the purpose of life and explain God’s plan of salvation. Temple attendance strengthens Latter-day Saints’ commitment to living Christian principles, emphasizes personal spiritual growth and increases devotion to family.
Temples are not constructed with large meeting rooms like a cathedral and are not designed to hold large numbers of people at one time. Rather, they are constructed for smaller groups that attend the temple throughout the day. The temple is closed on Sunday.
In keeping with our standards of temple building, the materials and workmanship will be of the highest quality, and the grounds will be created and maintained to bring a sense of peace and tranquility to those who enjoy the grounds and the surrounding community.