Welcome to the Brac Lodge No. 9470 website. I have the honour of being the newly installed Worshipful Master as of Friday June 14th, 2019 for the ensuing 2019-20 masonic year.
I hope that you enjoy the website and that you find it educational, informative & fun.
To the open public: we wish to share with you what Freemasonry is.
Freemasonry is a very rewarding brotherhood of men who wish to become better men. We conduct long-standing traditional rituals with much symbolism on morals, treating family with respect, obeying the laws of the country you live in along with paying a high degree of patriotism to your country of birth.
Masonry teaches all brethren to honour all men as equals – no matter their station in life, race, religion, or any other perceived differences that this world can attribute to various classifications.
The symbolism is based on the building of King Solomon’s Temple compared to the building a good man upon a solid foundation with support from like-minded brethren. We use the operative tools of masonry to illustrate various components of morality and character.
Masonry is open in today’s society. The key is you have to understand what masonry is and want to join these principles and tenets with the support of your immediate family. Then when you declare your most serious intent and you are proved to be a person of excellent character wishing to become a better man you can be admitted into Freemasonry.
To Freemasons: We hope that you enjoy the Brac Lodge website and that it adds to your Daily Advancement in Masonic Knowledge especially about what the Brac Lodge has been and is planning. We hope you will be able to come visit us one day or regularly to experience Brac Lodge Harmony.
Welcome all to the Brac Lodge and information on Freemasonry
W. Bro. Waide DaCosta
Worshipful Master 2019-2020
Freemasonry means different things to each of those who join. For some, it’s about making new friends and acquaintances. For others, it’s about being able to help deserving causes – making a contribution to family and society. But for most, it is an enjoyable hobby.READ MORE
The questions of when, how, why and where Freemasonry originated are still the subject of intense speculation. The general consensus amongst Masonic scholars is that it descends directly or indirectly from the organisation of operative stone masons who built the great cathedrals and castles of the middle ages.READ MORE
The values of Freemasonry are based on integrity, kindness, honesty and fairness. Freemasons are taught to practise charity and to care, not only for their own, but also for the community as a whole – both by charitable giving, and by voluntary efforts and works as individuals.READ MORE
Freemasonry embraces the highest moral laws and will bear the test of any system of ethics or philosophy ever promulgated for the uplift of man.
To educate a person in the mind but not in the morals is to educate a menace to society.
I believe that the ability to think is a blessing. If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it. The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.
Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.
Nobody owes anybody a living, but everybody is s entitled to a chance.
Better to keep a good conscience with an empty purse, than to get a bad opinion of myself, with a full one.
If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience, and ability.
Remember not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult still, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.