Our Community

Our statement of identity from our Constitutions reads:

 

“We Brothers of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis form a lay religious Institute of Pontifical Right. We observe the life of the Gospel through our prayer, apostolic works, and fraternity. We profess public vows of poverty, obedience, and chastity according to the Rule and Life of the Brothers and Sisters of the Third Order Regular of Saint Francis. Our call to penance is a continuous conversion. Baptism begins our conversion; profession strengthens it; our lives of religious consecration deepen it. Each day reveals to us more completely the fullness of God’s love.”

ALWAYS OBEDIENT TO THE CHURCH AND FIRMLY ESTABLISHED IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH, LET THEM LIVE ACCORDING TO THE POVERTY, HUMILITY AND THE HOLY GOSPEL OF OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST …

WHICH THEY HAVE SOLEMNLY PROMISED TO OBSERVE