MWB Dan Irick was a special
guest at Bent Lodge #42's Regular Communication on September
19th, 2011. Brother Irick was introduced at the Altar, given
Grand Honors and was invited to sit in the East. He gave a special
presentation about his attendance at the Mexico Masonic Congress,
where he was introduced as the "Grand Master of the United
States." The presentation delved into the practices of Masonic
Lodges in Mexico, which unlike Lodges in the U.S. which follow
the York Rite Rituals, Mexico follows Scottish Rite Rituals.
Bent Lodge Members learned that Masonic Lodges in Mexico have
to be more secretive due to the influence of the Catholic Church
and the continued persecution of Freemasons by the Church.
The presentation was very much enjoyed by the all Brothers.