St. Louis Missouri Lodge #1

Archive for May, 2015

Trestleboard for May 21, 2015

Tuesday, May 19th, 2015


There will be a regular communication this Thursday, May 21, at 7:30 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:30 pm in the dining hall. Visitors are invited to attend the meal and meet the membership.

Trestleboard for May 7, 2015

Sunday, May 3rd, 2015

There will be a regular communication this Thursday, April 16, at 7:00 pm. Dinner will be served at 6:00 pm in the dining hall. The meal and meeting are one half hour earlier due to two initiations being held.

-some thoughts from Ben….

ben_franklinFreemasonry has tenets peculiar to itself. They serve as testimonials of character and qualifications, which are only conferred after due course of instruction and examination.

These are of no small value; they speak a universal language, and act as a passport to the attentions and support of the initiated in all parts of the world. They cannot be lost as long as memory retains its power. Let the possessor of them be expatriated, shipwrecked or imprisoned, let him be stripped of everything he has got in the world, still those credentials remain, and are available for use as circumstances require.

The good effects they have produced are established by the most incontestable facts of history. They have stayed the uplifted hand of the destroyer; they have softened the asperities of the tyrant; they have mitigated the horrors of captivity; they have subdued the rancor of malevolence; and broken down the barriers of political animosity and sectarian alienation.

On the field of battle, in the solitudes of the uncultivated forest, or in the busy haunts of the crowded city, they have made men of the most hostile feelings, the most distant regions, and diversified conditions, rush to the aid of each other, and feel a special joy and satisfaction that they have been able to afford relief to a Brother Mason.

– Benjamin Franklin

Borrowed with respect from Huntington Beach (CA) Lodge #380