I have heard that some religious orders have something called "third orders" which are designed for the laity. Can someone help to understand this process, how it works, what it means, etc? Also, particular orders who do this would be helpful as well.
I have been looking into Opus Dei as I am attracted to the spirituality as well as the opportunities for continued formation in the Faith. However, as a relatively new convert to the Church, I am not entirely aware what else is out there for the laity in terms of involvement and formation.
Thank you very much in advance!
Peace of Christ,