Minnesota Freemasons donate $35 million to the University of Minnesota to establish first-of-its-kind institute devoted to brain development

Reading Time: 3 minutes The University of Minnesota has announced a $35 million gift from Minnesota Masonic Charities, an organization that is the University’s largest single donor. This contribution will establish and name the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain, an interdisciplinary initiative focused on the early diagnosis, prevention and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders in early childhood and adolescence.

Masonic Etiquette

Reading Time: 18 minutes The multiple uses and diversity in meanings of words have made it customary in academic papers to give a definition of key words or terms of the reference topic in order that the audience may better be enabled to distinguish, comprehend and appreciate the ‘whence-from’ and ‘whither-to’ of the speaker. Given the time at our disposal, I will restrict this to just a single definition of the terms ‘etiquette’ and ‘masonic’.

Freemasons donate to Disability Transport Service

Reading Time: 2 minutes Devon Freemasons Unclamp Freedomwheels Charity

At a recent meeting at Cadogan Court, the Royal Masonic Benevolent Institution Care Home situated near Exeter, The provincial Grand Master of Devonshire Rt. W. Bro. Ian Kingsbury JP met up with John Austin the Chairman of “Freedomwheels” an Exeter based disability transport service where he presented him with a cheque for £500 from the Devonshire Masonic Benevolent Fund. This will enable their organisation to continue the good work they do for the foreseeable future, this was in addition to an earlier cheque presented to them by the members of Davie Masonic Lodge who are based in Exeter for £200.

On the Foundations and Legacy of Quatuor Coronati Lodge of Research

Reading Time: 31 minutes ON THE FOUNDATIONS AND LEGACY OF QUATUOR CORONATI LODGE OF RESEARCH. by Bro. Bob James Discovery Lodge of Research UGL of NSW & ACT, Australia   Introduction: This essay is concerned with Masonic historical research and with one particular research lodge. My reasons for closely examining the first years of this lodge, Quatuor Coronati or ‘Four … Read more