Grand LEO May 2024

 In Retrospect …  I can no longer believe in coincidence. Strengthsfinder tells me that I have a propensity for connectedness, and I’ll admit that I may biased because of that. None the less, I think it is safe to say that this is a bias shared by many in our fraternity. Throughout our teachings, we […]

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Grand LEO – Feb 2024

It’s that time of year when new officers are being installed in lodges across the state. I’ve had the privilege of attending numerous lodge installations, and it’s always a refreshing experience. Participating in these ceremonies serves as a reminder of the significant responsibilities that lodge officers willingly assume. I understand firsthand that, amidst the nervousness

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Grand LEO – November 2023

A Time for Reflection Summer has passed us by at a rate that seems like it is approaching 299,792,458 meters/second.  If it went much faster, perhaps I could go back in time and re-live it; something that I’m sure the Einstein fans in the audience would agree would be quite something.  All that said, I find myself

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Book Review

The Ku Klux Klan and Freemasonry in 1920s America, by Miguel Hernandez The Ku Klux Klan originated after the Civil War during Reconstruction to intimidate formerly enslaved persons.  It became inactive but was chartered as a new fraternity in 1915.[1]  Three novels in the early 1900s, as well as the rise of the myth of

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Grand LEO – August 2023

Bradley Phelps, Grand Lodge Education Officer When I was young, I thought it would be neat to be an astronaut.  The trouble is, I didn’t have the discipline or grades to pursue that dream. I was inspired by the Apollo missions containing Brothers John Glenn, Buzz Aldren, Gordon Cooper, Donn Eisele, Gus Grissom, Jim Irwin,

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Grand LEO – May 2023

Leadership in Masonry: The Importance of Travel One of the great necessities of operational Masons was the need to travel. This is a key piece of the origin story of our craft and translates into a great privilege that we enjoy today: we enjoy the ability to visit other lodges. I am sad to report

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170th Annual Communication

It is time to make your plans for attending the 170th Grand Lodge Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Minnesota. This year’s festivities will again be held at The Park Event Center in Waite Park, Minnesota. Grand Master Tony R. Krall urges all Minnesota Lodges to send their full quota of delegates to the

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