¿WHAT IS REQUIRED TO ENTER FREEMASONRY?
To enter the Freemasonry, the interested person must fill out an application and that in it the signatures of two Masons who know it and attest to the information contained in the application. These two Masons are the “godparents” of the interested person and will accompany him in his adjustment process and initial learning.
Then an internal approval process is followed that lasts no more than 3 months.
The person concerned must comply with these other conditions:
- Be a man over 21,
- Believe in the existence of a Supreme Being, regardless of its specific conception,
- Have an adequate intellectual level to understand the principles of the Order,
- Have adequate means of subsistence to provide for himself and his family, in addition, to contribute to the expenses, donations, and contributions proper to the order, without this representing a crippling financial burden;
- Prove to be a free man, of good manners and blameless reputation.
When admission to the Order has been authorized, certain payments will be required to cover the related costs.
¿WHAT HAPPENS TO WOMEN AND CHILDREN UNDER 21?
Women over 21 years of age are grouped in organizations sponsored by the Masonic authority of the territory. They have their own organizational structure and specific functions and their meetings are separate from those of men.
They carry out activities for their personal growth and community support.
Young men between the ages of 12 and 21 gather in groups with their own structure, rules, processes, and activities.
In both cases, there are well-defined processes for entering them.