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I would like to take a moment and welcome you to our website. The purpose of this site is to share information about our fraternity, lodge, upcoming events, and other information about Freemasonry to our brothers locally and abroad. In addition, this site will provide information for individuals who are interested in learning more about Freemasonry. If you live in Miami Springs, Virginia Gardens, Hialeah, or anywhere in the Central West Miami-Dade County, or surrounding areas and would like to get more information, or would like to become a Freemason, please feel free to contact us  and we will be more than happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have.

One of the first questions that is usually asked is ‘What is Freemasonry?” or How can I learn more About Freemasonry?

Freemasonry, is the oldest and largest fraternity dedicated to the Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of a Supreme Being. Although of a religious nature, Freemasonry is not a religion. It urges its members, however, to be faithful and devoted to their own religious beliefs, be they what they may.

The organization of Freemasonry is based on a system of Grand Lodges, each sovereign within its own state. There is no central authority governing all Grand Lodges. However, to be acknowledged by others, acceptable traditions, standards and practices must be maintained.

As a fraternity, Freemasonry provides an opportunity for all men to meet and enjoy friendly companionship. In the spirit of helpfulness and brotherly love and guided by strict moral principles it encourages goodwill towards all mankind. Freemasonry is of a personal nature in its private ceremonies. Its ritual dramatize a philosophy of life based on morality. It promotes self improvement. The tools of operative masons are used to symbolize and teach the basic principles of brotherly love, charity, and truth which Masons are encouraged to practice in their daily lives. Charity is a tangible way in which Masons help those whose circumstances in life fairly warrant it. Did you know that Masons in the United States give over 2 Million Dollars a day to charities?

Please take a few minutes and browse the site. Should you have any suggestions for enhancements, or would like to contribute to the site please contact the webmaster.

Fraternally,

Michael Carrick
Worshipful Master, Oleeta West-Dade Lodge #145, F. &. A. M.

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