Masonic Widows – Sweethearts Society
When a man becomes a Mason, he does more than just join a fraternity of men; he becomes a Brother, a member of a family with roots planted firmly in honor and tradition. As a Brother, he is tasked with caring for those members of his family who most need his support, especially the widows of his fellow Masons.
Caring for Masonic Sweethearts is an obligation Masons take seriously. Whether they are shoveling a snowy path or delivering a holiday gift basket to a Sweetheart in their community, Michigan Masons take pride in honoring the legacy of their departed Brethren. A Masonic Sweetheart should never have to worry she is alone, or that because her husband is gone, she is forgotten.
As a Masonic Sweetheart, you hold a special place within the Michigan Masonic family. You supported your husband throughout his life, and now the Fraternity is here to support you. Perhaps you need a hand around the house or getting to and from a medical appointment. Maybe your needs are greater, and you need someone to help you make arrangements for in-home services. No matter where you choose to make your home, the Live Better at Home team is ready to help you navigate today’s increasingly complex system of family and healthcare services.
As a Master Mason, you have a special role in honoring the Masonic legacy of your departed Brethren. By keeping in touch with Sweethearts in your community, you give life to the Masonic ideals of brotherly love, relief and truth. Even more importantly, you are showing the widows of your fellow Masons that they have been, and will forever be, cherished members of the Michigan Masonic Family.
Lodges may receive partial reimbursement for expenses related to caring for and keeping connected with Masonic Widows.