The Third Order, Society of St Francis (TSSF), Province of the Americas

Introduction to the community

The Third Order of the Society of Saint Francis consists of men and women, ordained and lay, single or in committed relationships, who believe that God is calling them to live out their Franciscan vocation in the world, living in their own homes and following ordinary professions. Like the First Order Friars and Sisters and Second Order Nuns, The Third Order members, (called Tertiaries) encourage one another in living and witnessing to Christ through a Rule of Life that includes prayer, study and work. The Third Order is worldwide, with a Minister General, and five Ministers Provincial to cover their respective Provinces.

TSSF Provinces worldwide

Contact details


Address: 220 Wallace Avenue, Covington, KY 41014, USA

Community information

Date of foundation:

Bishop Protector: Rt Revd David C. Rice


Third Order, Fellowship, Associates

Companions of the Society of Saint Francis
Welcomes men and women, lay or clergy, single or in committed relationships, young and old, to join us as Companions in our diverse Franciscan family.


Minister Provincial: 


Professed: 429

Novices: 41
Postulants: 39