The Power of Brotherly Love: Exploring the Rewards of Visiting Other Masonic Lodges

The Power of Brotherly Love: Exploring the Rewards of Visiting Other Masonic Lodges

Above photo: On Jan 23rd, Carmel #421’s WB Jerry Harvey, and brothers Donny Woodcock, Byron Vulgamore, and Merle Kranning attended Madison Lodge #44 in Pendleton, IN for a Master Mason degree.

The Power of Brotherly Love: Exploring the Rewards of Visiting Other Masonic Lodges

Masonry is an ancient and time-honored fraternity that places great emphasis on brotherly love, relief, and truth. The bonds of friendship that are formed between Masons transcend all boundaries of race, religion, and nationality, and are based on mutual respect and a shared commitment to serving humanity. One of the ways in which this sense of brotherhood is expressed is through the custom of visiting other lodges.

When a Masonic brother visits another lodge, he is welcomed with open arms and made to feel at home. The members of the host lodge go out of their way to ensure that their guest is comfortable and that he has everything he needs to enjoy his visit. Whether it is by providing good food or engaging in good conversation, the members of the host lodge are committed to ensuring that their guest has an enjoyable and memorable experience.

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At the heart of this experience is the principle of brotherly love. Masonry is founded on the idea that all men are brothers and that we have a duty to support and care for each other. When a Masonic brother visits another lodge, he is not only welcomed as a brother but is also treated as such. The members of the host lodge are eager to learn more about their guest, his interests, his passions, and his experiences. In doing so, they are able to establish a bond of brotherhood that goes beyond the walls of the lodge.

Moreover, visiting another lodge is an opportunity for Masonic brothers to gain a greater understanding of the fraternity. Masonry is a complex and multifaceted organization that can be difficult to comprehend in its entirety. By visiting other lodges, Masonic brothers are able to gain a greater understanding of how other lodges operate, what their customs and traditions are, and how they approach the principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth. This increased understanding can help Masons to appreciate the similarities and differences between their own lodge and others, and to find new ways to improve their own practices.

Another benefit of visiting another lodge is the opportunity to experience good food and good conversation. Masonry is known for its conviviality and hospitality, and visiting another lodge is an excellent opportunity to experience this firsthand. Whether it is a shared meal or an evening spent in conversation, the members of the host lodge are committed to ensuring that their guests have an enjoyable and memorable experience.

Finally, visiting another lodge is an opportunity to strengthen the bonds of brotherhood. The Masonic fraternity is a worldwide organization, and visiting other lodges is an excellent way to expand one's network of contacts and build new friendships. By establishing connections with members of other lodges, Masonic brothers can broaden their horizons, share knowledge and experiences, and deepen their commitment to the principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth.

In conclusion, visiting another lodge is a rich and rewarding experience that offers many benefits to Masonic brothers. It is an opportunity to experience brotherly love, to be welcomed into an open and welcoming environment, to enjoy good food and good conversation, and to gain a greater understanding of the fraternity. By visiting other lodges, Masonic brothers can deepen their commitment to the principles of Masonry and strengthen the bonds of brotherhood that unite them.

 
 
 
 

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Carmel Lodge #421

Carmel Masonic Lodge #421 has a reputation as an open, welcoming Masonic lodge. We continue to attract both new members and transfers. Many lodge members, who haven’t been regularly attending lodge, find the friendly and active atmosphere at “421” results in a desire to attend more often, get more involved in degree work, or simply come out and join us at the next fun social.

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Jeff Conrad
Jeff Conrad
18:18 11 Apr 22
An excellent group of people! Welcoming, fun and civic-minded.
Brian Ross
Brian Ross
23:44 05 May 18
Fun group of people to hang out with.
Matt Lackner
Matt Lackner
12:52 02 Oct 20
Nice building and warmly welcomed by my brothers there. Happy that I could help our brothers welcome some friends into our fraternity.
Pat Gleason
Pat Gleason
02:59 05 Jun 24
A great lodge and overall group of men.They welcomed me in when I transfered from another lodge and I have nothing but great things to say about the brotherhood they've shown me.
Guilherme Salomé
Guilherme Salomé
23:28 14 Mar 24
Great Masonic Lodge to be a part of. Lots of great people and community activities. Highly recommend the pancake breakfast, a favorite activity for my kids.
Ron de Leon
Ron de Leon
01:56 15 Feb 24
Their pancake breakfast is top-notch and well worth the price. Lots of good men in the lodge.
Nathan Weaver
Nathan Weaver
17:10 08 Jul 17
How do I join
John Crow Dog
John Crow Dog
12:50 08 Aug 18
Wonderful Brotherhood the camaraderie is top-tier
David L Bowers
David L Bowers
15:51 27 Mar 24
I love their monthly pancake breakfast! Food is great, the facility is nice & clean & the people are great! Value is outstanding too,
Cesar Garcia Gamarra
Cesar Garcia Gamarra
21:46 18 Mar 24
An amazing brotherhood. A lot of solidarity and good vibes. In addition to a delicious breakfast on the second Saturday of each month.
Dave Philpott
Dave Philpott
16:46 09 Apr 24
Masonry seeks to "make good men better." Carmel Masonic Lodge #421 is an excellent representation of what Masonry is all about. If you are interested in joining the Masons, you should ask a Mason about becoming a Mason. Potential members are... required to be male, at least 18 years of age, hold a belief in God, are of good moral character, and have resided in Indiana for at least 6 months. Check? Then you petition (via a member) and then can discover all the "secrets" of Masonry, make a ton of new friends, have a lot of fun, and do some good works for your fraternal brothers and the community!read more
Michael Langdon
Michael Langdon
22:29 10 Sep 22
Very good food for breakfast, on the 2nd Saturday of the month, 7-10:30
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