I feel a strong desire to join a third order as a wingle person.
the main ones in my area are the secular Franciscans, OCD and OCARM
any lovely CAF members part of these and can provide some information?
in practical terms, what is the difference between OCD and OCaRM. I can’t really seem to distinguish them besides the fact tha tone was reformed.
also, in regards to the promises, how does the promise of poverty work? is ti different for each order? does someone chech how much you are spending or what you are buying? are you allowed to go on a vacation still, for example? or save up money to give to your friends and family who need it more?
any lived experiences would be appreciated
I am a single person though with no desire to marry? but I don’t feel a desire to be a religious sister either, just a tertiary, but they are very close to being the same thing. I am very confused as to why I feel strongly about one or not the other. are third orders supposed to be more for people who can’t become religious because they are married? thanks for any input. I will also contact our new vocations director that our diocese just got, maybe that will help.