I feel quite ignorant, but I have to ask. Do the Marianist’s have a Secular Third Order? I know they have a Lay Ministry program, but are they the same? Are they different? Does anyone know of a Secular Third Order devoted to Our Blessed Mother? Any help is much appreciated!
If you are attracted to that way of life, by all means contact them! I don’t know the specific answer to your question right off the bat, but nearly all communities have associated laity.
There is a sticky at the top of this forum which lists the third orders.
Jerome, you should look into the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites; I know there is an OCDS Community in your area; contact information here: