Hello, I’ll be 30 in a month and a have, and am married with my first baby on the way. In about a year, I’ll most likely be a stay at home dad :). I’m a convert of two years in the Church (I came from Calivinism), and I want to get more deeply involved in the inner life of the Church. I have a passion for the Truth and, as my wife (who crossed the Tiber with me) and her brother and his wife (whom we just sponsored this most-recent Easter :extrahappy:) would tell you, I’m kind of developing a gift (possibly?) for teaching the faith (although it may just be that God is developing that gift so I can better homeschool the wee one(s) :shrug:).
Anyway, I’m mostly just trying to discern how I might serve the Church and I’m specifically curious about what Secular Third Orders there are out there, what the charisms of each are, and what would be required of a member of the Secular branch of those Orders. All I’ve been able to find so far is the fact that such secular orders exist and vague references to them on wikipedia, but I’d like to know what my options are and I’d especially like to be able to investigate them “from the horse’s mouth” so to speak, rather than from semi-trustwothy and vague second-hand sources like wikipedia.
Thanks to all of you for your help.
God bless you!