At the last regular meeting of local Lodge, Armonia de Ifach, on Monday the 5th of February many of their Masons were both surprised and pleased to meet no fewer than twenty-three visitors, all from Lodges in the Province of South Wales in the UK.
These Welsh Masons travel abroad, once each year, and visit a local Lodge at random. This year it was the turn of Armonia de Ifach, picked entirely at random, who welcomed the visitors warmly.
It turned out to be a fantastic evening with a great deal of singing during the Festive Board and everyone enjoying it immensely. This was Freemasonry in its purest form and showed the true meaning both of visiting other Lodges and enjoying the Festive Board.
So great an evening was it that the Welsh Masons have already expressed their wish to return and have suggested making it a bi-annual event. What a great idea. Let’s hope that Armonia and perhaps a few other local Lodges can return the compliment by visiting south Wales in the not too distant future.