The Three Aims of the Order

The Three Aims photoTo make our Lord known and loved everywhere.

By word and example, Tertiaries witness to Christ in their daily lives.
By prayer and sacrifice, we help forward God’s work wherever He has called us.

To spread the spirit of love and harmony.

By working happily with people of different race, color, creed, education and opportunity,
Tertiaries seek to break down the divisions in the world. We try to live in the spirit of the
St. Francis prayer: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.”

To live simply.

Acknowledging that everything belongs to God, we seek to use His gifts wisely
and to be good stewards of this fragile earth, never destroying or wasting
what God has made. We provide the things necessary for ourselves and our
families without demanding luxuries. We seek never to forget the needs of others.