Order of Weavers Vita Feminea Textura

 

 

Contrary to the surrounding countries, the Netherlands does not have a female masonic order. In stead there is an Order of Weavers, exclusively for women. This order was founded in 1947 by masons from the Dutch Grand Orient. It is not a masonic order but an order with strong masonic influences.
The symbolism of this order is the symbolism of weaving. The order has three degrees: Spinner, Weaver and Designer. The rituals of these degrees are based on the masonic blue degrees.

The Weavers are organized in local lodges:

Alkmaar

Vita Animo Concipere Est

Amsterdam

Ludus Sacer

Apeldoorn Via Lucis

Bilthoven

Alma Mater (in 2003 this lodge was reduced to a working group)

Bussum

Sophia Omnia Vincit

Delft

Catena Aurea

Groningen Fons Vitae

Heerenveen

Quintessens

Hengelo

Sciviam

s-Hertogenbosch

Het Elfde Licht

Kampen

Aletheia

Leiden

Rosa Ventorum

Velp

Panta Rhei

Velsen Zuid

Vita Vera

Zeist De Cirkel

Zwolle

Kring



At this moment the number of membership is about 500. Most members are the wives of masons of the Dutch Grand Orient. 
The lodge Anabasis in Dordrecht was dissolved in 2001. Most members of this group joined a new, schismatic order, the Order of Free Weavers Vinculum Verum

Statutes Order of Weavers


Home