Evenings of Discussion / Education

Evenings of Discussion / Education

Evenings of Discussion / Education an email from W.Bro Eamonn McCarthy The Evenings of Discussion / Education continue to be held in Tuckey Street on the second Friday of each month at 7:30pm [12 months of the year]. The numbers attending continue to grow with brethren from Limerick still attending every month. An attendee is placed on a circulation Continue reading

Ego vs Soul

Ego vs Soul

W. Bro. Barry Tuck Euclid Lodge No. 158  Parksville.  BC Canada. Brethren.  I often seek out motivational speeches, sayings and readings. l would like to one that I recently found, that in my mind can draw a parallel to Freemasonry, or better yet, presents a challenge to Freemasonry and us as Freemasons. It is as follows; EGO vs SOUL Ego seeks Continue reading

A Reflection on Life

A Reflection on Life

(author unknown) however it could have been created by many.   I reached the pinnacle of success in the business world. In some others' eyes, my life is the  epitome of success. However, aside from work.   I have little joy.   In the end, my wealth is only a fact of life that I am accustomed to.   At this Continue reading

IF, by Rudyard Kipling.

IF, by Rudyard Kipling.

IF you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too Continue reading

Bulletproof Freemasonry

Bulletproof Freemasonry

What I Learned about the Craft in Afghanistan By Bro. Lieutenant Joseph F. Curry, Intelligence Officer, Canadian Armed Forces; The Beaches Lodge No. 473 and Canada Lodge UD (Kandahar), both of the GL of Canada.   This is an edited version of a first-person account by a Mason in a military lodge deployed in the field and presented at the Continue reading

The Blazing Star

The Blazing Star

adapted by V.W.Bro. Norman McEvoy  from a paper shared by R.W. Bro Robert Taylor. The Blazing Star, which is not, however, to be confounded with the Five-Pointed Star, is one of the most important symbols of Freemasonry, and makes its appearance in several of the Degrees. Hutchinson says "It is the first and most exalted object that demands our Continue reading

Spirituality  and Masonry

Spirituality and Masonry

Adapted by V.W .Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper presented by Keith V. Godfrey Prince of Wales Lodge No. I00          (Grand Lodge of BC & Yukon) October 17, 2007   At a recent meeting of a Lodge here in B.C. Bro. Kent Henderson offered the following definition of Freemasonry as a "Moral. Ethical Education society" (his emphasis). To that I would Continue reading

How Should Masons Act?

How Should Masons Act?

Adapted by V.W. Bro. Norman McEvoy from a paper presented by Morris Goldstein, Grand Orator 1946  Grand Lodge of F. & A.M. of California In preparation for this evening I have searched within myself and asked, "What can I say to this impressive assembly of men and Masons, men who know their Masonry; what message can I give in the time allotted that Continue reading

Our Attitudes

Our Attitudes

Our attitudes are like our shadows, they follow every thinking individual in his total activities. They are impelling forces in action, they shape our purposes & they largely determine our policies and practices. They are the very foundation of our many decisions, decisions which affect us personally, our families, our relations to others in Continue reading