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As we gather in the sacred halls of our lodge, I am reminded of the significance of this day, a day that holds a special place in the hearts of many across the world – St. Valentine’s Day.

St. Valentine, a figure shrouded in both history and legend, represents love, compassion, and the unyielding commitment to the bonds that unite us. As Freemasons, we are bound not only by our shared rituals and teachings but also by the profound love and respect we hold for one another.

On this day, let us reflect on the virtues exemplified by St. Valentine – his unwavering devotion to others, his courage in the face of adversity, and his willingness to sacrifice for the greater good. Though imprisoned in 272 AD, he ministered to the persecuted Christians at great peril in the days before Constantine. These are the same virtues that guide us in our journey as Freemasons, as we strive to build a better world through the principles of brotherly love, relief, and truth.

Let us also remember that love takes many forms – love for our families, love for our communities, love for our brothers and love for humanity as a whole. It is through acts of kindness, generosity, and empathy that we truly embody the spirit of St. Valentine and indeed Masonry as a whole.

As we traverse the month of February, let us carry with us the lessons of St. Valentine – to love one another deeply and unconditionally, to seek harmony and understanding in all our endeavors, and to always walk in the light of brotherly love.

May the bonds of fellowship that unite us as Freemasons grow ever stronger, may brotherly love prevail and may the spirit of St. Valentine guide us in all that we do.

Fraternally yours,

Sean V. Trusty, 32°, PM

Ancient Free & Accepted Masons in Lafayette, Colorado