Potter - WM - 2021-12_crop

There is so much that divides us today: 

  ♦  Politics    Covid Rules   Best Jucy Lucy    Vikings vs Packers    Pop vs Soda  

That’s why I’ve chosen as the focus for Braden Lodge for 2022: 

                        F  E  L  L  O  W  S  H  I  P 

     We need to set aside the things that divide us, and stresswhat unites us: breaking bread with one another, learning

from each other, and enjoying the company of those who

bring their unique experiences to share with us all.

     I hope you will join with us on this journey to Masonic

enlightenment -- together!

  WB David W Potter  ♦  Worshipful Master    2022

Greetings from the Master...

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Thurs  •  Sept 8th

7:00pm  •  Meal Served
Como Park

West Picnic Grounds
1200 Midway Parkway • St Paul
(Call 612-567-1886 upon

your arrival if you have trouble finding which tables we are at)

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Thurs  •  Sept 15th



Arcana Lodge
920 Lowry Ave NE • Mpls

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Thurs  •  Sept 22nd

6:30pm  •  Meal Served
7:30pm  •  Awards Program

Minnehaha Lodge #165

5149 Bloomington Ave • Mpls

612-567-1886 or

(Please give name, number in your party, and any special dietary needs, such as vegetarian)

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Thurs  •  Sept 29th

Details Pending -- please check back as date draws nearer

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People often think one has to be invited to become a Mason. However that is not the case. While a friend may suggest the benefits of membership, we only accept members who join entirely of their own free will. We do have a few requirements: one must be a male over the age 18, believe in deity, be of good repute -- and share a genuine interest in improving yourself.


Does that describe you? Then we suggest you come visit us on one of our open events dates (colored in gold on the right). Get a feel for who we are and what we do. Perhaps even visit a few lodges, as each has a different personality. If you like what you see, and think Braden Lodge will be a good fit for you, then fill out a petition -- your first step on your journey towards Masonic enloghtenment!

Making Good Men Better

Welcome to

Braden Lodge No. 168

Ancient Free and Accepted Masons

What do Masons do?  That is the question whose answer we hope you have come here seeking.  Like the trade guilds of the medieval days, Freemasonry is a gathering of men who work towards creating something. But while other guilds work towards refining wood, metal, or stone, we refine ourselves into better men. When you go through the initiations, you are not given the keys to a building, you are given the blueprints to build your own. We each must build our lives, one brick at a time and Freemasonry allows you to do it within the context of a group of like-minded men with the benefit of ancient knowledge passed down through the ages. We have discussions and educational pieces. We have ceremonies to remind us of our ideals and never forget to seek the guidance of deity. But perhaps more than anything, we form a brotherhood to support, encourage, and learn from one another.

How does one become a Mason?