February 4, 2017 Clark No comments exist

 How fortunate our lodge is that you are a member.   THE AGED AND INFIRM BRETHREN Our lodge has many members who are unable to attend regularly as their bodies are failing them now. Know that your many years of service are not forgotten my brother. And know that you are not forgotten. We will…

January 28, 2017 Clark No comments exist

Just for something different, here is a link to back issues of an extinct Masonic Magazine.  It was published by Bro. Robert Herd from 2011 to 2016.   LIVING STONES MASONIC MAGAZINE ​ “Living Stones Masonic Magazine was a monthly magazine that I published for nearly 6 years.   Like many publications before it, the dwindling number of…

January 21, 2017 Clark No comments exist

THE FOUNDATION STONE   By Bro. N. Vallely; Published in SELECTED PAPERS            September 1962 Vol. 3; United Masters Lodge, No. 167; Auckland, New Zealand. It has been edited by V.Wor. Bro. Barry D. Thom P.M. Lodge McLeod #27 Grand Lodge of Newfoundland and Labrador         March 2007   (12 mins.)   While customs continue on, the…

January 14, 2017 Clark No comments exist

What does a Mason Build? – From an address given by R.W. Bro. Myron Lusk, Grand Lodge of Alberta (date unknown) What does a Mason build, and when will the building be completed?   Although, of course, our heritage is that of the Operative Masons who built the magnificent cathedrals we now marvel at as…

January 7, 2017 Clark No comments exist

What is meant by ‘Travel In Foreign Countries?’   Our ancient operative Brethren desired to become Masters so, when they traveled in foreign countries, they could still practice their craft.   Speculative Freemasons still desire to “travel in foreign countries” and study their Craft that they may receive such instruction as will enable them to…

December 31, 2016 Clark No comments exist

Fidelity, Masonry and Christmas   A Story There it sat, wrapped in green paper with drawings of little candy canes, surrounded by a carefully-tied broad red ribbon. The smell of the cookies inside the package lingered in the air. The Master’s wife had baked several dozen of the Christmas treats and put them into little…

December 18, 2016 Clark No comments exist

A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE Grand Lodge Bulletin December 1969   Bro. J. W. Roberts, Grand Chaplin (1969), Grand Master (1998) [Honorary Life Member of Beacon #190]   The message of Christmas is a universal one, although a Christian Festival, the joy and expectations of the season transcends creeds and definitive theology and creates in man renewed…

December 9, 2016 Clark No comments exist

Why Are We Here – Presented at Beacon #190 November 28, 2016 Forward Since the beginning of time men of needed a place to share ideas, values, and opinions. This short little commentary is a combination of those 3 reflected by the Author only. By no means does it reflect the teachings of his lodge or…

December 3, 2016 Clark No comments exist

The Darkest Light in Lodge Bro. R Longpre Beacon Lodge #190 November 26, 2016    What is the darkest light in lodge? This is a question that was proposed to me several months back by our WM. When I first heard the question, I was a bit confused. On the surface the question seems to…

November 27, 2016 Clark No comments exist

Charity & Benevolence The Easy Way Out By W. Bro. James Chisholm, Corinthian Lodge No. 96, G. R. C.   As we are informed when becoming a new Freemason, the distinguishing characteristic of a Mason’s heart is his charity or benevolence.   These two words are sometimes interchangeable as they have somewhat different yet similar…