Third Order, Society of St Francis, Province of the Pacific (TSSF) is a part of a worldwide religious order which has existed in the Anglican tradition since the days of St Francis and St Clare in 1221. The Order’s aim is to follow Jesus Christ in the footsteps of St Francis and St Clare sharing the joy of communion with God and creation and work for social justice.
Third Order Society of St Francis,Province of the Pacific With humility, love, and joy.
Who we are
Third Order, Society of St Francis, Province of the Pacific consists of people, single or in committed relationships, who, though following ordinary professions, are called to a dedicated life of service to our Lord through prayer, study and work.
We share Francis’ concerns for the well-being of the earth, the poor, and the marginalised.
What we do
The three aims of the Order are:
- To make our Lord known and loved everywhere
- The spread the spirit of fellowship
- To live simply
We observe our aims by serving in many different ways; in our prayer, study, and in our daily work for the good of others.
Joining our Order
Are you seeking a spirituality of joy? Are you looking for a community with a contemplative heart that pursues justice, peace, and the loving care of creation?
Francis of Assisi is one of the most cherished saints in the history of the church. But he lived and died eight centuries ago. What is so attractive about his way that people still want to follow it? Francis had a genius for seeing the face of Christ in everyone he met: bishop or leper, Christian or Muslim, friend or stranger.
“God’s Fool” – Scuplture by Frank C Gaylord, found in the Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery, Naperville, Illinois.
The pedestal has the words “Where there is sorrow, joy” on one side; on the other side “For it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.”