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Collection Of St. george's Banner

by Ed Halpaus
Grand Lodge Education Officer
Grand Lodge of A. F. & A. M. of Minnesota

From a collection of St. George’s Banner – Brother Kevan Van Herd, editor

The High Value of Masonic Education

To a Mason personally, the higher plane of Masonic Education has an intrinsic value, as well as being inestimable in value for character building. For one to apply himself to a correctly balanced curriculum of Masonic subjects is to acquire not alone a fund of Masonic knowledge, but also equipment of Culture exceedingly valuable to him in the various phases of his daily life.

That statement may appear to be an extravagant one, but the truth of it is manifest in recorded instances of Freemasons who, through Masonic Educational grounding, have risen to high stations of Trust, Fame, and Honour in the outer wor

Our Basic Function

The basic function of a Masonic Lodge is to make Master Masons.

This does not mean the formality of raising candidates. It extends far beyond that period in the life of a Mason.

The task of making Master Masons must be directed toward all of us, those who are Master Masons already, and those who are still in the process.

The fruits of our efforts to teach and to learn about Freemasonry, the interest that we show the candidates as we welcome them into the new world of Freemasonry, will become evident in the years to come.

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