The purpose of the White Shrine is threefold: Spiritual, Charitable, and Fraternal. Its aim is to bring together men and women of high moral and social character to share their desire to spread the Gospel, aid and assist those less fortunate, and create enjoyable experiences for themselves.
The White Shrine is a not-for-profit fraternal body organized under a charter of incorporation dated October 23, 1894, and recorded in the office of Recorder of the State of Illinois on June 18, 1895. It is an international organization with Shrines throughout the United States and Canada. The term “White” does not refer to race. Rather, it refers to the purity of the life of Jesus Christ. We are not connected to the Ancient Arabic Order of the Mystic Shrine (Shriners International) to which some Master Masons belong.