I hope and pray this message finds you and your
family well and in good health.
As we enter a new year and many of you take
new positions in the Lodge I cannot help but to
reflect on the past and wonder what the future
will bring to Eclipse Lodge. We as a Lodge have
come so far together, we have strived, overcome
and flourished throughout our ninety years.
Often during this time of year, I reflect on the
writings of Whitman who in his writing of
Leaves of Grass said “Long enough have you
dream’d contemptible dreams, Now I wash the
gum from your eyes, You must habit yourself to
the drizzle of the light and of every moment of
It has long been my belief that we may never
truly see the light for we all too often obscure it
with our own pettiness and the falseness of our
daily lives. We allow ourselves to be
hoodwinked by the profane and led astray by the
uninformed. My Brothers when we live by the
Tenants of Freemasonry we allow our hearts and
minds to cast off those weights of the profane
world and elevate ourselves to our true calling.
When we finally learn to accept ourselves for
who the Grand Architect of the Universe
designed us to be we will flourish in the Light of
his Love and Wisdom.
WB Chris White
Worshipful Master 2017
W.B. James P. Aglione Worshipful Master 2018