Another important fact, is that, although still relatively unknown by the majority of our Brethren, it has a proud record of supporting deserving cases in every Masonic Province in Ireland.
There is no need to take my word on any of this as these historical records are still available to those with the interest to look.
He too had an interesting report with details of some of their recipients and their achievements over the past twelve months. Our Most Wor Grand Master then took the floor and for the best part of half an hour set out a summary of the developments and changes currently ongoing in Grand Lodge as we modernise both our building and our administration.
He then thanked the current Chairman and Committee Members for their efforts over recent years, in building and expanding the very worthwhile work that they do in supporting our younger dependents.
And as previously noted, he died in Canada in February 1966. Shortly after Hanna’s book appeared in 1952 a detailed response was published, under the title “Light Invisible – The Freemasonry Answer to Darkness Visible”. The author, an Episcopalian clergyman, and a Freemason was a man who was not prepared to be bullied by Church based anti-Masonic bullies.
His book, which is still available on Amazon is a work of great insights, stinging wit and sincerity, which reveals the Craft does indeed have an important role in the world of the 1950’s.
As a relatively unknown Charity Fund, the Management Committee finally struck their first fund raising jewel in 2016 and since then, have sold some 369 jewels to Members, Friends and Supporters.