The Three Aims of the Third Order
To make our Lord known and loved everywhere
By word and example Tertiaries witness to Christ in their daily lives. By prayer and sacrifice they help forward God’s work wherever he has called them.
To spread the spirit of love and harmony
By working happily with people of different race, colour, creed, education and opportunity Tertiaries seek to break down the divisions in the world. They try to live in the spirit of Saint Francis’ prayer: Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.
To live simply
Acknowledging that everything belongs to God, Tertiaries will use his gifts wisely, never wasting or destroying what God has made. They will provide the things necessary for themselves and their families without demanding luxuries. They will never forget the needs of others in their own country or elsewhere.