(20230326) Канада: ВЛ Манитоба: Новини

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(20230326) Канада: ВЛ Манитоба: Новини
Volume 07 | 2023






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According to the ethics of Freemasonry, it is made a duty obligatory upon every member of the Order to conceal the faults of a Brother; that is, not to blazon forth his errors and infirmities, to let them be learned by the world from some other tongue than his, and to admonish him of them in private. So there is another but a like duty or obligation, which instincts him to whisper good counsel in his Brother’s ear and to warn him of approaching danger. This refers not more to the danger that is without and around him than to that which is within him ; not more to the peril that springs from the concealed foe who would waylay him and covertly injure him, than to that deeper peril of those faults and infirmities which lie within his own heart, and which, if not timely crushed by good and earnest resolution of amendment, will, like the ungrateful serpent in the fable, become warm with life only to sting the bosom that has nourished them.


Admonition of a Brother’s fault is, then, the duty of every Freemason, and no true one will, for either fear or favor, neglect its performance. But as the duty is Masonic, so is there a Masonic way in which that duty should be discharged. We must admonish not with self-sufficient pride in our own reputed goodness-not in imperious tones, as though we looked down in scorn upon the degree offender—not in language that, by its hardness, will wound rather than win, wil1 irritate more than it will reform; but with that persuasive gentleness that gains the heart- with the all-subduing influences of “mercy unrestrained”-with the magic’ might of love—with the language and the accents of affection, which mingle grave displeasure for the offense with grief and pity for the offender.


This, and this alone is Masonic admonition. I am not to rebuke my Brother in anger, for I, too, have my faults, and I dare not draw around me the folds of my garment lest they should be polluted by my neighbor’s touch; but I am to admonish in private, not before the world, for that would degrade him; and I am to warn him, perhaps from my own example, how vice ever should be followed by sorrow, for that goodly sorrow leads to repentance, and repentance to amendment, and amendment to joy.


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A Famous Freemason


Camilo Osías was a Filipino politician and educator, born on March 23rd, 1889 in Balaoan, La Union, Philippines. Growing up he attended schools in the town where he was born, the city of Vigan in Ilocus Sur province, and San Fernando in La Union province. In 1905 he was appointed government student to the United States. From 1906 until 1910 he attended the University of Chicago (1906-1907), he went on to Western Illinois State Teachers College where he graduated in 1908, then on to Teachers College of Columbia University in New York City where he graduated in 1910.


After graduating from schools in the United States, Osías returned to the Philippines where he began teaching. In 1915 he entered the political arena when he became the first Filipino Superintendent of Schools. He served in the position until 1916. In 1917 he became the Assistant Director of Education serving for four years. During those four years he also served as a member of the first Philippine mission to the United States from 1919 to 1920 and as a lecturer at the University of the Philippines from 1919 to 1921. In 1921 he became the President of National University serving until 1936.


In 1925, Osías was elected to the Philippine Senate. In 1928 he was elected as the Resident Commissioner in the United States House of Representatives. He served from 1929 until 1935, having been reelected once to the office. His term ended with the new Philippine Commonwealth Government.


In 1934, Osías was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention of the Philippines. He also became a member of the first National Assembly in 1935. In 1939 he was a member of the Economic Mission to the United States and Chairman of the Educational Mission from 1938 until 1941.


In 1941, Osías became the chairman of the National Council of Education. At the same time he became the Director of Publicity and Propaganda, serving until January of 1942. He became Assistant Commissioner of the Department of Education, Health, and Public Welfare, and later the Secretary of Education serving until 1945. Osías served in the Philippine Senate two more times. The first was from 1947 until 1953. The second was from 1961 until 1967.


Osías was also the Chancellor of Osías College.

Osías passed away on May 20th, 1976. Osías was a member of Bagumbayan Lodge No. 4 Manila, Philippines. He served as the Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Philippines in 1955.






























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