What is Freemasonry?
Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternity. Its history and traditions date to antiquity, but the origins of the fraternity practiced today arose from that of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. Its single purpose is to take good men and make them better. Its bonds of friendship, compassion and brotherly love have survived even the most divisive political, military and religious conflicts through the centuries. Freemasonry is described as a beautiful system of morality veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols... which can be interpreted as: Freemasons use the metaphors of operative stone masons' tools and implements, against the allegorical backdrop of the building of King Solomon's Temple to strengthen morality within its membership.
Jacob Canty Lodge No. 32
Jacob Canty Lodge No. 32 is a Masonic lodge of Freemasons which fall under the Most Worshipful Hiram Grand Lodge, Ancient Free & Accepted Masons, Jurisdiction of Maryland. It received its name from a living member of Hiram Grand Lodge, the Ill. Jacob Canty, 33° who was also the Grand Lecturer for the Masonic School of Instruction at the time. Jacob Canty Lodge No. 32 meets the first and third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m.