Tag: Liberty

Famous Freemasons: Brother Mark Twain

This article is the first of a series on Famous Freemasons. To read about more famous Masons, visit Universal Co-Masonry’s collection here. MARK TWAIN Brother Samuel L. Clemens, aka “Mark Twain” [November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910] “He praised his Maker that he was… Continue Reading “Famous Freemasons: Brother Mark Twain”

What do Freemasons Imagine?

I grew up listening to the Beatles. John Lennon was one of my favorite musicians. Recently I was listening to his song “Imagine.” As music sometimes does, it triggered a whole chain reaction of questions. What does it mean to imagine, really? How is… Continue Reading “What do Freemasons Imagine?”

Was Victor Hugo a Freemason?

Poet, politician, and playwright, Victor Marie Hugo [1802 – 1885] believed in the inherit beauty and worth of all mankind. He sought to lift the masses out of the darkness of ignorance and vanquish injustice by promoting the virtues of liberty, equality, and fraternity.… Continue Reading “Was Victor Hugo a Freemason?”

The Masonic Pursuit of Freedom

What makes a Freemason free? I started brooding over this question one day when wondering which word is better to use, “Freemason” or “mason.” Is one term more correct? Historically, the distinction is said to be a carry-over from the medieval period of the stone… Continue Reading “The Masonic Pursuit of Freedom”