Q & A 07
Third Order of Saint Francis
The Franciscan third order, known as the Third Order of Saint Francis, has many men and women members, separated into two main branches:
The Secular Franciscan Order, OFS, originally known as the Brothers and Sisters of Penance or Third Order of Penance, try to live the movement's ideal in their daily lives outside religious institutes.
Members of the Third Order Regular (TOR) live in religious communities under the traditional religious vows. They grew out of the Secular Franciscan Order.
The coat of arms that is a universal symbol of Franciscan "contains the Tau cross, with two crossed arms: Christ’s right hand with the nail wound and Francis’ left hand with the stigmata wounds
The 1983 Code of Canon Law (abbreviated 1983 CIC from its Latin title Codex Iuris Canonici), also called the Johanno-Pauline Code, is the "fundamental body of ecclesiastical laws for the Latin Church." It is the second and current comprehensive codification of canonical legislation for the Latin Church sui iuris of the Catholic Church. It was promulgated on 25 January 1983 by John Paul II and took legal effect on the First Sunday of Advent (27 November) 1983. It replaced the 1917 Code of Canon Law, which had been promulgated by Benedict XV on 27 May 1917.
Thomas-Judas Abbey is an apartment called Manse where clergies belong to the Franciscan Abbey of the Immanuel Communion of Love under Eric Michel Ministries International, an ecumenical Franciscan community. Members must be Christian by faith and live their everyday life, not living together. They may be male or female, married, partnered or single, clergy or lay. There is no discrimination, with a minimum age of 16 years old. We use the Abbey as a base from which we exercise our chaplaincy apostolate.
Thomas-Judas Abbey work as First Responders Chaplains.
Thomas-Judas Abbey services a community of Christians in Eastern Canada who come for Catholic Liturgy and Sacraments.
Thomas-Judas Abbey has been in Nova Scotia, Quebec and Ontario since early 2012.
The Thomas-Judas Abbey is ecumenical; it does not restrict membership to a single Christian Church.
The Thomas-Judas Abbey recognizes the Constitution and statutes of Canada.
The Thomas-Judas Abbey is not a political organization and does not engage in politics.
The Thomas-Judas Abbey lifestyle is founded on a common rule which is the promise to live in the spirit of poverty, humility and obedience and to strive for and seek to foster and uphold Peace, Justice, Ecology,
Our documents are heavily based upon the rule of the Secular Franciscan of the Order of the Franciscan Ecumenical.
The Thomas-Judas Abbey aspirants must provide, at their own expense, a background check which reveals no relevant concerns and at least two references and must also confirm in writing that so long as they are members of the FAICL, they agree to accept and follow the terms of the regulations of the Order and any amendments to it and to follow the standard rule.
The Franciscan canons are an order of regular clergy within the hierarchy of the Catholic church. We held the position of monks. We were known as "Brown canons" because of the colour of our habits. In 2012, the first Manse of the order was established in Three Rivers, Quebec, Canada.
The Franciscan friary, also known as the friary of FAICL, was founded in 2020 by Archbishop Eric Michel and his wife Marie,, and completed two years later. It is currently in Brownsburg-Chatham in Quebec.
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