Welcome to the Official Website of Maguindanao Lodge No. 40, Free & Accepted Mason.
Maguindanao Lodge No. 40 is known to be the Mother Lodge of all Lodges in the island of Mindanao. Founded in the year 1911 by Fulgencio F. Pangan, a member of Nilad Lodge No. 144.
Let this website be the source of information to all members of this Lodge in particular and to all masons withersoever dispersed in general.
We meet every First Saturday of the Month at 5:30PM, Maguindanao Masonic Temple, Capistrano-Pacana Sts., Cagayan de Oro City.
Among millions of Masons, for hundreds of years,
it was not lawful to invite a friend to apply for
membership. Our code of conduct prevented it. Thus,
no faithful Mason could invite you to join. Hence,
to be one, you have to ask one.
You must first ask yourself if you're suitably prepared
to enter the "gentle craft of Masonry"
. . . to become a brother in the world's most exclusive
fraternal order. Few men are intellectually or spiritually
prepared to understand or appreciate even the most
apparent meanings of Masonry.
Do you reflect on the nature of man's purpose in
life and will you make obligations to God, your
family, and yourself?
If such ethical and moral questions hold little
interest for you, then you will gain little benefit
from the teachings of the Craft. But if you seek
a more meaningful quality of life - and the spirit
of charity and good fellowship which flow from it
- then Freemasonry has much to offer.
We want the world to know what
we believe, how we act, and what we do . . . and,
then, should you become a Mason, we want you
to be proud of our Fraternity and to participate
in our work. Only those who desire membership because
of their favorable impression of us should seek
a petition to join.
BULLETINS & UPDATES
Every 1st Saturday of the Month
at 05:30 PM, Maguindanao Masonic Temple, Cagayan de Oro City
Please wear proper masonic attire as provided for in Edict No. 284 dated September 23, 2015 - Rentoy III.
Appropriate Dress Code:
- White Barong Tagalog (should be worn over a plain white undershirt, printed shirts are disallowed)and Black Pants.
- Dark Suit/Black Coat/Jacket (should be worn over a white shirt/long sleeve with tie of any color), and Black Pants
63nd Mindanao Masonic Convention
February 1-2, 2019
Zamboanga del Norte Convention Center
April 25-27, 2019
The Atrium, Limketkai Center
Cagayan de Oro City
Warm greetings to all the celebrants for this month. You can view them at the celebrants page. Click CELEBRANTS to view.