Shriners Hospital For Children in St Louis

The Shriners Hospital for Children in St Louis, Missouri is an 80-bed facility serving Missouri, Indiana, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Kansas,
Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The hospital provides surgical and rehabilitative services for children under the age of 18 whose parents can demonstrate financial need. Plans have been announced for a much larger facility sharing space on the Barnes-Jewish/Washington University Medical Campus, and construction is poised to begin shortly.

[Read more...]

California’s Masonic Student Assistance Program

The Freemasonry tradition celebrates service to the local communities it operates in. One of the cornerstones of the foundation is a commitment to education. In fact, some of the earliest public schools in America were started by the organization. The California’s Masonic Student Assistance Program is an example of one of the many organization’s endeavors in the community geared toward excellence in public education. This charitable trust was established in 1970, and to date, it has been responsible for helping thousands of students in their academic efforts.

[Read more...]

Learn How You Can Become a Freemason

Many believe that there are some complex requirements that must be met in order to become a mason. There are only several key requirements that must be met in order to become a part of this fraternal service organization.

[Read more...]

Who Were the Knights Templar?

As an organization, the Knights Templar was able to develop into a most powerful military order that influenced business and banking, partly because of their special status with the Pope. With an official papal exemption from all authority in the year 1139 AD, the Knights Templar were in effect untouchable and free to pursue their goal of protecting Christianity.

[Read more...]

Georgia’s Secret Santa Project

Above all else, the Freemasons are a service organization: Masons contribute over two million dollars a day to the philanthropies they support, and the long list of Masonic charities runs the gamut from medical support to historic preservation. One of the most heartwarming of all Masonic charities though is Georgia’s Secret Santa Project.

[Read more...]