Ordo Franciscanus Regularis Fratrum et Sororum de Poenitentia
Beata Maria Virgine
THIRD ORDER REGULAR
THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS OF PENANCE
THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY
Franciscan Third Order Regular of Brothers and Sisters of Penance of
the Blessed Virgin Mary are Tertiaries Regular in the Franciscan
tradition who live in community or in the world according to the Rule
of Life canonically under the Anglican Patriarchate of Rome (Anglican Rite Roman Catholic
Church). Brothers and Sisters begin as novices and then may profess
life vows according to the Rule. As a Third Order, members may be
either married or celibate.
abbreviation of this order is T.O.R. Mar.
High, glorious God, enlighten the darkness of my heart and give me
true faith, certain hope, and perfect charity, sense and knowledge,
Lord, that I may carry out Your holy and true command"-- St.
Francis of Assisi
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