A gift from the Worshipful Master to the Craft

2011 marks Braden Lodge’s 125th year! To celebrate, Worshipful Master Jesse Williams has gone above and beyond and commissioned the casting of a beautiful piece, Braden’s signature broken column, which commemorates Grand Master

The pillar doubles as a wax seal

Awesome detail! (silver not available, sorry!)

Braden, the first MN Grand Master to die in office. It is also a tribute to all our brothers who have entered the celestial lodge above.

WB Jesse will be distributing these at out celebratory BBQ on July 14th for the special introductory price of TOTALLY FREE.

It’s a special benefit of being a Braden Brotherm and hey, check it out. It makes a nice wax seal too!

A big thanks goes out to Mike Magee from Dolmen Metalworks for doing such a great job. Can’t wait to pick mine up!

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The Lodge: The only place I can find harmony

I write for another blog in the Twin Cities where I’m engaging in a discussion with others about the politics so frequently injected in our religious services of my particular house of worship.

It’s very possible that politics is inseparable from religion, but the experience of it so completely puts into focus the tenants of Freemasonry.

In lodge we have three rules: No religion. No politics. No women.

Is it because there’s anything wrong with these three things? Not at all. They make life worth living. But they are also the causes of pretty much every war in history. And while you may not be able to separate these things from each other, you can certainly separate yourself from these things. For at least one evening each week.

It brings harmony.

This isn’t to say that Lodge is one big hugfest. We get into disagreements. Everyone has ego, even masons. But through it all, if done right and done well, there is harmony.

And truly, its the one place, besides my own home, where I can go and feel brotherly love and harmony, even with people whom I might disagree.