Focus on Freemasonry; Fernando Pessoa

Focus on Freemasonry; Fernando Pessoa

A study of the attributes of the life of one Fernando Pessoa reminds us of the unique nature of such a man. Although largely a mysterious poet or lyricist of his time in pre-war Portugal, he was often thought of and referenced as to being a mystic. His defense of...
Potentate 2023 Joshua Katzenstein

Potentate 2023 Joshua Katzenstein

Greeting Nobles, I would like to start by thanking you all for electing me to serve you as Potentate for the upcoming year. It is an honor and privilege I will not ever forget. In the weeks leading up to the installation, I had a great deal of time to consider many...
Salaam descends upon MECCA!  150th Anniversary Potes Ball!

Salaam descends upon MECCA! 150th Anniversary Potes Ball!

It was a great time. The Potentates ball of the Mother temple took place on Saturday, September 24, 2022. It was a clear evening in New York City. The city was abuzz with its normal East Side weekend activity. Salaam was represented by a table of nobles to celebrate...
100th Anniversary Day of Caring! September 16, 2022!

100th Anniversary Day of Caring! September 16, 2022!

Dear Fellow Nobles, Today is a momentous day for Shriners Children’s as we officially celebrate 100 years of providing the Most Amazing Care Anywhere! We want to share our heart-felt gratitude for the tireless commitment of all the Nobles, ladies, employees and...
The Order of Quetzalcoatl A Brief Explanation

The Order of Quetzalcoatl A Brief Explanation

Several organizations have stemmed from their Shrine origins and continue to embrace a mission of philanthropy yet are not as well known, and The Order of Quetzalcoatl is one of them. The Order of Quetzalcoatl is the only fraternal order of American origin that...
Salaam Rocks Kid Rock & Foreigner at PNC Arts Center!

Salaam Rocks Kid Rock & Foreigner at PNC Arts Center!

The Salaam gang and friends were on hand for the Kid Rock & Foreigner show on August 27, 2022, at the PNC Bank Arts Center. As a team with Crescent Shrine, they sold over 900 CDs for the Philadelphia Children’s Hospital System. That’s over $18,000...