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.

The Man in Masonry

Reading Time: 5 minutes It is my task to review, or examine, with you the character of the mature mason. To do so we must first ask ourselves: What is maturity? No definition can better that of the dictionary — “the state of being, complete, perfect or ready.” Let us consider the aspect of completion

Freemasons donate to Friends of St. Clare’s

Reading Time: 2 minutes The cheque for £250 goes towards Friends of St. Clare’s Sponsorship Fund. Noel said, “I really appreciate the kindness and generosity of the chairman, committee and members of the Aycliffe Masonic Lodge”, and added, “This is a good start in our efforts to raise between £3,000 and £5,000 for our two year membership recruitment campaign.”

WHAT MASONRY MEANS TO ME

Reading Time: 3 minutes Many times since I became a member of this grand fraternity, I have in retrospective moments, asked myself, why I am proud to be a Mason and I dwell upon those things that Masonry has brought before me. The feelings of warmth, friendship, and potential comfort in times of distress are always with me, yet they seem to appear most readily in lodge.