Joining the Third Order
Becoming a member of the Franciscan Third Order community offers you the opportunity to develop your spirituality as a Franciscan Christian with the support of others on the same journey. Tertiaries belong to Areas, which range in geographical size from half of NSW to the whole of Western Australia. Their size depends on the number of tertiaries in each Area.
The process of becoming a Tertiary takes a number of years. The discernment on each side requires you to think and pray seriously about your Christian journey and the direction God is asking you to take. On the side of the community, this time is also a process of discerning whether the community is right for you.