Freemasonry, or Masonry, is the oldest and largest fraternal organization in the world. It is a universal brotherhood, a society of friends seeking to become better men through their association with one another and their families.
CBS News: Inside the World of Freemasonry
“The Freemasons are the world’s most well-known secret society, and are the subject of countless parodies and conspiracy theories. But who are they exactly? Mo Rocca ventures inside Masonic Lodges to find out.”
That many of our country’s founding fathers were Freemasons is a well-known fact, so it is only fitting that we use Ben Franklin to answer the question, “What is Freemasonry?”
Masonic Dictionary Definition
Using the dictionary definition of morality, allegory, and symbols provides some clarity:
From this we can conclude that Freemasonry is a system of values and principles that we teach and practice by integrating symbols into our story telling.
Most Worshipful Robert Trump, Past Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Florida
Most Worshipful Trump crafted a fantastic letter for all Lodges to use when investigating potential members. Within this letter he provided his interpretation of what Freemasonry is. Click here for an excerpt.