Category: 2013 Messages

DECEMBER 2013

My Brother, Michelangelo was a Renaissance painter, sculptor, architect, poet, and engineer, who had amazing vision. Michelangelo’s David, sculpted from 1501 to 1504, is a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture and one of Michelangelo’s two greatest works of sculpture, along with the Pieta. The 17’ marble statue portrays the Biblical King David at the moment that…



NOVEMBER 2013

My Brother, As Entered Apprentice Masons we learn about the Golden Fleece and Roman Eagle. I wanted to learn more about the legend of the Golden Fleece and better understand its relation to the lambskin apron and Roman Eagle. While researching the topic, I came across an excellent article in the Masonic Leader, a great…



OCTOBER 2013

My Brother, I would like to start this month’s message by calling your attention to a very interesting work of architecture. This world famous eight-storied tower contains seven bells and a spiral staircase of 293 steps. This building is considered by many to be a magnificent work of architecture. The original architect is unknown. Construction…



SEPTEMBER 2013

My Brother, As we prepare to return to the quarries of Freemasonry, I wanted to share this message about our Working Tools, as presented in a poem by RW Edward L. Draper. WORKING TOOLS Proud to be a Mason? You bet I am, And I can tell you why I am and will be proud…



JUNE 2013

Dear Brother, At the start of the year, I asked, “What came you here to do?” I think about this a lot and I hope this question has caused you to take pause and reflect. There is an old proverb that says: Smooth seas do make skillful sailors. As Masons, we often tell others “we make good…



MAY 2013

Dear Brother, During a recent visit to the Pennsylvania Academy of Masonic Knowledge I had the pleasure of listening to a lecture which encouraged Freemasons to closely examine our ritual and question everything. The lecture resonated with me. When we are new to the Craft, we make every attempt to learn the ritual, but we…



APRIL 2013

Dear Brother, I would like to share a parable with you. A master carpenter decided to retire after 40 years of hard work. He had been working for the same builder for his whole career. He had built hundreds of incredible homes and buildings that were nothing short of spectacular during his career. When he…



MARCH 2013

Dear Brother, Our fraternity is the largest and strongest fraternity in the world’s history. We have millions of Brethren around the globe. What is it that we have that appeals to such a considerable number of men, regardless of race, creed or social class? What is it that we have that others don’t? What is…



JANUARY 2013

Dear Brother, While the holidays, solstice and New Year may present a myriad of complexities and distractions, this season also offers the opportunity to pause and reflect more deeply on life, to clarify priorities and affirm clear directions and intentions for the year to come.  During this busy time, I respectfully ask you to set…