Who we are - Third Order, Society of St Francis , Province of the Americas - Tau Fellowship, Philadelphia, PA
In 1205, Francis of Assisi was called by God to rebuild the Church. Early in his ministry, Francis recognized the need to include people from all walks of life within his movement of reform and renewal. The work of following Christ in humility, love and joy, which is the vocation of all Christians, could not be restricted to the traditional life of the Friars and Sisters. This was true in the thirteenth century and it remains so today.
The Third Order consists of men and women, single or in committed relationships who, though following ordinary professions in everyday life are called to a life of dedicated service to our Lord Jesus through prayer, study, and work. Like the First and Second Orders, Tertiaries make a lifetime commitment to live by a rule of life in company with their sisters and brothers in dispersed community.
The Tau Fellowship generally meets the third Saturday of most months in and around Philadelphia. We meet at various member parishes and homes in an itinerant style reminiscent of the early Franciscans. You may reach the Tau Fellowship by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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