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.
Each of the Provinces of the Third Order has their own entry in the Yearbook.
- Province of the Americas
- Province of Europe
- Province of Asia Pacific
- African Province
- Pacific Province
Address of Minister General:
Revd John Hebenton TSSF, Minister General
Third Order, Society of Saint Francis
15 Farm Street, Mount Maunganui, 3112, Aotearoa-New Zealand
Bishop Protector General: TBC
Minister General: John Hebenton TSSF
Assumed office September 2017
Assistant Minister General: Godfrey Fryer TSSF