Conclaves are scheduled for the first Tuesday in January, April, June, and October.
A by-law amendment to this effect will be posted to the fratres presently. In the interim, dispensation
has been requested to adopt this schedule, pending the passage and approval of the by-law amendment.
Unless otherwise stated, our conclaves are held at
Jefferson Park Masonic Temple, Chicago, in conjunction with
St. Bernard Commandery No. 35.
Conclaves are occasionally rescheduled and to be held in conjunction with a visit to another commandery and
the delivery of a lecture or presentation to our hosts.
Special conclaves and additional events are held at the call of the
Eminent Commander; none is currently scheduled.
Owing to Albertus Magnus Commandery's unique nature, our annual inspections are
"books-only" verifications of our administrative and financial records, and
are held in conjunction with the annual inspections of
St. Bernard Commandery No. 35.
1910 Triennial Conclave Medals Collection
Click here to see the collection of medals and jewels
from the Grand Encampment's 35th Triennial Conclave in Chicago in 1910.
The collection was originally assembled by an unknown fratre in 1910 and framed in 1991 by Sir Knight
Robert J. Elia, EPC, of St. Elmo Commandery No. 64. In honour of the centennial,
S.K. Paul A. Scheeler, EPC, of
St. Bernard Commandery No. 35, designed and built an illuminated
triangular frame to showcase the collection which features both large, enamelled medals as well as
smaller lapel pins, all issued for the 1910 triennial.
A flier is available here, which includes an index of all of the medals and
jewels, showing the commanderies who issued them, and their home towns.
Commandery and the GAR
On 26 April 2011, Sir Knight Paul Scheeler EPC presented
a report on the
Grand Army of the Republic, and the
relationship and overlap between the GAR's Columbia Post No. 706 and
Saint Bernard Commandery No. 35.
Please click here to read Paul's illustrated report.
Historical Photo Essays
St. Bernard Commandery No. 35, with whom we share a substantial membership, have recently digitised,
captioned, and posted the contents of several amateur photographic albums and scrapbooks. Images include
68 of the 1898 Triennial Conclave in Pittsburgh,
62 of the commandery's trip to the 1904 Triennial Conclave in San Francisco & Saint Louis World's Fair,
91 of the 1910 Triennial Conclave in Chicago, and
23 of our semi-sesquicentennial anniversary celebration in 1945,
along with many other events.
Named in honour of Saint Albertus Magnus,
(1193/1206-1280 C.E.), Albertus Magnus Commandery of Research No. 92 is stationed at
Jefferson Park Masonic Temple,
Just as lodges of research and
chapters of research typically do not confer degrees, neither does our commandery of research confer
orders. Our inspections are conducted jointly with
St. Bernard Commandery No. 35 or another commandery. Consequently, membership
is open only to those Freemasons who have already received the chivalric orders
in a customary commandery. Our dais
are all Eminent Past Commanders, many of whom have been decorated by the
Grand Commandery of Illinois for their outstanding contributions.
Post mail to:
ALBERTUS MAGNUS CMDRY 92
PO BOX 7123
CHICAGO IL 60680-7123
Send email to Sir Knight Patrick B. Jones, EPC, Recorder.