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To all poor and distressed Freemasons
wherever they may be
in the air, on land, or sea
we wish them a speedy relief from their sufferings
and a safe return to their native land
should they so desire.

Originating from the Latin word ‘Gratias’, meaning ‘thanks’, grace has always been attached to the Latin ‘Deo’, ‘to God’, therefore blessing the Creator for the divine provision of food. The sincere offering of grace can be a necessary and helpful introduction to sharing and being thankful that we have food to eat when so many are hungry. It is an act that binds us to share, not least the Freemasons belief and trust in a Supreme Being, private to each one of us, but yet forming a shared conviction.