Grand Master Message

Fred F. BeanA special thanks of appreciation is due to the Grand Lodge Website Committee. These dedicated Brethren go out and beyond their call of duty. This is a great means of information that we did not have several years ago. We all need to visit the Website every day, if not we might miss something of very importance.

I first want to express to you how much I appreciate the honor of serving this Grand Lodge as your Grand Master. I pledge to you that I will strive to uphold the dignity of this great fraternity to the very best of my ability. I also promise that I will strive not to do anything that will tarnish this Great fraternity. By the grace of God and you dedicated Masons of this Grand Jurisdiction I have the utmost confidence we will prevail in our endeavors this year.

Freemasonry is the oldest, largest and most prestigious fraternity in the world. Freemasonry is, in essence, a society concerned with moral and spiritual values, which offers its members an approach to life that endeavors to reinforce thoughtfulness for our fellowman, kindness in the community, honesty in matters of business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things. From time immemorial Freemasonry has taught its initiates through signs and symbols. Freemasonry is a science and through intense study you can become a better informed Mason. It takes good men and through the teachings of Masonry they will become better men in their actions toward society, their families their neighbors and their country.

First, how did Masonry become the largest and most prestigious fraternity in the world? They took good men where personal honor was part of their character, men who followed the example of God fearing men, those of high moral character, respect for their country and their God. They were proud to be Masons. They kept their obligations sacred. Brethren, let each of us strive to become better Masons today than we were yesterday.  Not better than someone else but better than ourselves.

Fraternally submitted.

 

Fred F. Bean,
Grand Master, 2015
Grand Lodge of Mississippi, F∴ & A∴ M∴

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Grand Master Undergoing Back Surgery

Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi, Fred Bean

Grand Master of Masons in Mississippi, Fred Bean

Dear Brethren,

Just a note to let everyone know that since and just prior to Grand Lodge I developed terrible back pain. To those of you who were there could tell that I was in severe pain. As soon as I returned home I made an appointment with my Doctor in Jackson, who put 2 rods and 4 screws between L4 and L5 in 2012. After X­rays, an MRI and a Milogram, he decided to remove the rod on my right side and insert a longer rod that will include L3, L4 and L5. I am scheduled to have this done Wednesday, May 6th in Jackson at the River Oaks Hospital.

I appreciate all the phone calls that I have received, also all the prayers that have been lifted up for me. Anyone who has not been in a similar condition does not know how much I have missed by not being able to get around attending Lodges and just being with my Masonic Family. But I assure you that just as soon as I am able to get out among you Brethren, you will get tired of seeing my face.

I ask every one to remember me and my wife, Norma, in your prayers during this time.

Fraternally,

Fred

Introducting: Mississippi Online Masonic Shop

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The Grand Lodge of Mississippi has partnered with Macoy Publishing and Masonic Supply Co. to offer individual Masons as well as Blue Lodges an online Masonic Shop.

This Masonic Shop serves two main purposes:

First, it provides Mississippi Masons with a Mississippi specific resource for Masonic regalia, supplies, apparel and more.

Second, to provide additional funding to the Grand Lodge. Our affiliation with Macoy allows for a percent of each purchase to be sent to the Grand Lodge of Mississippi.

Important Note: If you call or make order via mail or if you make an order for an Appendant Organization, please consider mentioning that you would like the credit for the purchase to go to the Grand Lodge of Mississippi. If you do, then the Grand Lodge will receive a commission for that purchase as well.

Please be sure to check the Masonic Shop frequently, as we will be working with Macoy Publishing to continually add new items to the shop.

Fraternally,

The Grand Lodge of Mississippi Internet Committee