The Third Order of the Society of Saint Pius X

Third Order Medal

The Third Order allows the laity to participate more closely with the apostolic work of the Society of St. Pius X.

What is the Third Order?

"Third Order" signifies membership of the laity in a religious order. The laity has always been distinguished from clergy or religious. A third order gives the laity a degree of participation in what is proper to the clergy or religious. 

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The Importance of the Third Order Today

Letter from Fr. Pagliarani on the Third Order of the Society of Saint Pius X

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Sursum Corda - Newsletter

Sursum Corda is the newsletter of the SSPX's Third Order in the United States District. It is published by the Third Order chaplain.

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What are the Origins of a Lay Third Order in the Church?

If a definition were to be given—a third order is an association of laity who are members in a religious order. It is in this light that Tertiaries are part of the family and truly members of any religious order.

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The Spirit of the SSPX  by Archbishop Lefebvre

A compilation of five articles written by Archbishop Lefebvre in which he outlines to the SSPX's members the spirit of their priestly society.

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Application for enrollment in the Third Order of the Society of Saint Pius x

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