Ask Yourself

Among millions of Mason, not one was lawfully invited to apply for membership.  Our code of conduct prevents it.  Thus, no faithful Mason can invite you.  Any Mason can obtain Petition for the Degrees of Masonry for you, but you must ask for it-and for good reason.

You must first ask yourself if you're suitably prepared to enter the "gentle craft of Masonry"...to become a brother in the world's most exclusive fraternal order.  Few men are intellectually or spiritually prepared to understand or appreciate even the more apparent meanings of Masonry.

Do you reflect on the nature of man's existence and your obligations to God, your family, and yourself?

If such ethical and moral questions hold little interest for you, then you will gain little benefit from the teachings of the Craft.  But if you seek a more meaningful quality of life-and the spirit of charity and good fellowship which flow from it- then Freemasonry has much to offer.

We want you to know what we believe, how we act, and what we do...and, the, should you become a Mason, to be proud to be our Brother and to participate in our work.  Only those who desire membership because of their favorable impression of us should seek a petition.