The Handbook for Mentors is a working tool in a Lodge Program of Masonic
Education. It is specifically for use by the Mentors who will be working with the Candidates; however, every Member
of the Lodge will profit from reading this book.
The Candidate who petitions our Fraternity is entitled to know his heritage. Included in this
is an explanation of the history, purpose, operation, symbolism, law, philosophy, obligations, and ideals of Freemasonry.
The introduction describes a method by which this knowledge may be communicated; it is hoped that the proper use of this Mentor
Program will cause the new Member to better understand the true purpose of Freemasonry, the ritual and the moral lessons of
the three degrees. Thus, he should become an informed Mason and, as such, a better Mason and a devoted active Member.
― The mere fact that
men do not comprehend it's purpose, does not mean that Freemasonry has no purpose, nor that it's purpose is outmoded –
it only means that the stones (Members) are not being well-hewn and squared in the quarries (Lodges) where they were raised.
This Mentor Handbook and Program are dedicated
to helping the Masonic Lodges of Michigan fulfill the purpose of Freemasonry.
The Grand Lodge of Michigan &