The Cardinal Virtues

The Cardinal Virtues

Rt. Wor. Bro. Professor B. E. Murphy, P.G.W. I wish to make some contribution to the study of the ethical side of Craft Masonry. Freemasonry is defined as "a peculiar system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols." The word "peculiar" here must not be taken as meaning strange or unusual, because a scrutiny of our system shows Continue reading

Masonry and Life

Masonry and Life

The development of the human race, its civilizations with their structural and mechanical improvements is a history of the development of the human mind. One person's idea leading to the improvement of the means of achieving a task triggers a response in another and so refinement of that particular item begins.   I can imagine primitive man Continue reading

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

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

Commitment

Commitment

Shared with me by M.W. Bro, Stephen Godfrey, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of British Columbia & Yukon (Canada)   The story of Bill Toomey’s commitment to winning the Olympic Decathlon is a classic.  In 1964, at the age of 25, Bill was competing in the Olympic Trials for the Decathlon, the most grueling event of the Olympics.  The Continue reading

The Real Object of Masonic Education

The Real Object of Masonic Education

The Real Object of Masonic Education Adapted by V.W. Bro, Norman McEvoy from a paper presented by Bro. Reynold E. Blight Executive Director, Committee on Masonic Education, California From New Jersey Editor “Masonic Mason” Published by The Masonic Service Association of USA Vol. II January 1927. No. 7 Masonic education is the most talked of Continue reading

Planting your Seed

Planting your Seed

Planting your Seed Author Unknown A successful business man was growing old and knew it was time to choose a successor to take over the business. Instead of choosing one of his Directors, or his children, he decided to do something different. He called all the young executives in his company together. He said:- "It is time for me to step Continue reading