promotes a state of perfection for persons living in the world.
They observe in spirit the three vows of poverty, chastity and
obedience according to their state in life. Their purity of
faith and cheerful zeal are an example to all. Obedience to
a good rule strengthens the will and imparts order to life.
It necessitates many acts of virtue and fosters constancy in
the practice of piety. The Third Order of St. Francis is not
for the few, but for the many.
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