Short history of the Grand Lodge
It is very important to underline, that although in the heart of Europe until 2016 there was no any trace of existence of freemasonry in the Principality Liechtenstein. To be more precise few citizens of Liechtenstein have been admitted into the Brotherhood but always as members of foreign Grand Lodges mostly in the neighbouring countries. There were some attempts to obtain a charter even for a single Lodge which would operate on the territory of the Principality, but all of them failed.
In 2016 a group of experienced and enthusiastic Freemasons where Chartered on the 24th of September by the MW Grand Lodge of the State “Andres Quintana Roo”- Mexico to establish the Lodge “York”No.1 in the Orient of Vaduz, Liechtenstein. Fourteen Brethren from the of: GL Mississippi, United Grand Lodge of England, GL of Mexico City, National Grand Lodge of France, GL of Pennsylvania, GL of North Dakota, American –Canadian GL of Germany and GL of the State Andres Quintana Roo, initiated in 4 consequent weeks up to 18 local candidates. The Lodge was growing fast and on November 19th the Brethren working on this project received second Charter for the Lodge “Mexico”No.2, working in the same city. Since both Lodges are working in York ritual the Entered Apprentices were able to make their proficiencies and were passed in the mentioned period of time. Working very hard in the second half of November all Fellow Crafts were proficient and were raised at the beginning of December to the Master Mason degree.
So we could obtain the third Charter from the MW Grand Lodge of the State “Andres Quintana Roo” and the Lodge “Ostarrichi” No.3, also working in Vaduz, was established on the 3rd of December 2016. On its Grand Communication held on 11th of December in Cancun the MW Grand Lodge of the State “Andres Quintana Roo” after receiving petition from the three founding Lodges, unanimous approved the creation of the MW Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein. The consecration was also approved to take place on 14th of January 2017.
The MW Grand Lodge of the State “Andres Quintana Roo” at the consecration of Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein, the MW PGM Brother George Grant of the MW Grand Lodge Nova Scotia was present and the MW Grand Lodge of Mexico City represented by its Grand Master Mauricio Salinas and two Past Grand Masters of that Jurisdiction joint this event too.
MW Grand Master Herbert Haberhauer II was duly installed by the MW Grand Master Angel Florentino Gonzales Buenfil as the first Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the Principality Liechtenstein in a solemn Ceremony. He installed after that his Grand Officers Line, having the Charter of foundation.
Our Mother Grand Lodge is member of CMI – Confederation Masonica Interamericana, member of the Confederation of the Regular Grand Lodges of Mexico and enjoys recognition of such Grand Lodge in USA as Massachusetts, New York, Texas, California, Illinois, North Carolina and Puerto Rico.