Mozart: The Musical Freemason

Freemasons know well of the many trailblazing, impactful men who journeyed through the craft before them. Few have ever left as stirring a legacy behind as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, the famous composer who forever changed Western music. In this piece, we examine his life, his brief but devoted experience in Masonry and how it influenced his career. Read more

A Conversation with Ill. Brother Frank Martinez, MSA, 33°

This year, in honor of Veteran’s Day, we are publishing a recent interview with a Brother whose life story is truly inspiring: Ill. Brother Frank Martinez, MSA, 33°, from the Valley of Southern Illinois. Frank, now 92 years young, is a dedicated Freemason and member of the United States military. He served honorably in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War before retiring from the service. Read more

From Children’s Dyslexia Center To Hollywood

All who support our Scottish Rite Children’s Dyslexia Centers are gratified to hear of young people who learned to overcome dyslexia and achieve academic success. At our centers, all over the Northern Jurisdiction, there are many empowering stories: Darius Dancer’s story is just one of them. Read more

Four Generations of Masonic Family Legacy

We recently spoke with Ill. Douglas R. Policastro 33°, Deputy for New Jersey, about the Masonic legacy that spans four generations of his family. Watch the video interview and read the full Q&A to learn what Freemasonry and family mean to him. Read more

Brotherhood and Belonging: A Masonic Perspective on Sebastian Junger’s Tribe

In this book review of Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging by Sebastian Junger, we explore how Freemasonry ties into the book’s themes of brotherhood and belonging and how our Masonic values call us to support our country’s veterans. Read more

Honoring Fellow Freemasons

“Brothers showed up with generators, power washers, and work gloves. And throughout last summer, the work progressed,” Brother Emery explained. Read more

Going “Over the Edge” for the Children’s Dyslexia Center

32° Scottish Rite Freemasons are known across the country for their commitment to charity and community service. Our Brothers perform countless acts of service, big and small, each day to help improve the lives of those around them. They’ve also been known to get creative in their charitable efforts from time to time. Read more

Scaling the Summit

"Leaders must sometimes have enough integrity to set aside personal goals to help the group progress safely." Read more

Ill. Sammy Lee Davis, 33°, Defender of Peace and Freedom New Recognition Program for Veterans from the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

As 32° Scottish Rite Freemasons, devotion to country is a core value that guides us in everyday life. On April 19, 1775, the battle at Lexington and Concord launched the American Revolution. This day provides a fitting moment to introduce you to our Brother and military hero, Sammy Lee Davis, 33°, as well as announce a new veterans recognition program named after him. Read more

Five Spring Activities to Unite your Lodge

Spring has officially begun! With the days getting warmer and longer, now is the perfect time to plan that lodge outing you’ve been talking about all winter. Here are 5 ideas to help you bond with your Masonic brothers: Read more

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