Minneapolis Valley Scottish Rite Temple
For over 150 years, Minneapolis Lodge No. 19 A.F. & A.M. has served as a beacon of community, weaving a tapestry of brotherly love, esoteric philosophy, and personal development that transcends differences. While deeply rooted in tradition, our lodge embraces a dynamic and diverse brotherhood, shattering stereotypes and fostering connection across backgrounds.
Gone are the days of stuffy exclusivity. At Minneapolis Lodge No. 19 A.F. & A.M., the average age of one of our brothers is between 38 and 42 years old, forming a vibrant community that welcomes everyone from college students brimming with fresh perspectives to seasoned members sharing their wisdom, ranging in age from their 60s and 70s to our youngest member at 19 and our most esteemed brother at a remarkable 97. This rich range of age and experience fosters a unique dynamic: younger members bring their boundless energy and innovative ideas, while seasoned brothers offer guidance and mentorship. Grandfathers are able to pass on knowledge to young fathers, single men can connect with successful marriages to seek advice on dating, and young professionals can seek guidance from well-seasoned industry leaders. This exchange of perspectives fuels both personal and collective growth, ensuring our lodge remains vibrant while honoring its legacy.
But don’t mistake our youthful spirit for a disregard for tradition. We hold dear the core values that have defined Freemasonry for centuries: brotherly love, relief, truth, esoteric philosophy, and personal development. Through our rituals, discussions, and community service initiatives, we strive to cultivate compassion, understanding, and self-improvement in a supportive and inclusive environment.
Whether you’re a recent college graduate seeking purpose, a seasoned professional yearning for connection, or simply curious about the mysteries of Freemasonry, Minneapolis Lodge No. 19 offers a unique opportunity. Here, you’ll find a diverse fraternity bound by a shared commitment to self-discovery, fellowship, and making a positive impact on the world. We embrace people of all backgrounds, beliefs, orientations, and ethnicities, not for their wealth, rank or honor, but to recognize that the richness of our community lies in our differences.
Together, we forge a path of enlightenment, understanding, and brotherhood that transcends all societal and traditional boundaries. Join us and discover the transformative power of connection within our Lodge.