The TOR Mar. is a Franciscan Third Order Regular, meaning its members are clerics, laymen, or laywomen who take vows of chastity according to their state in life, obedience, and stability. The first order (monks and friars) and second order (nuns) Franciscans are exclusively unmarried and take vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience. Members of the Third Order, or "tertiaries," otherwise participate in good works according to Franciscan tradition. "Regular" tertiaries, such as the TOR Mar, have a habit, while secular tertiaries typically do not. The TOR Mar. operates within the Patriarchal See of St. Stephen, Anglican Rite Roman Catholic Church.
|Msgr. Abbot Anthony imposes the white veil on |
Sister Rebecca Clare as Bishop Gordon looks on.
|L-R: Mr. Gordon, Canon Marts, Sister Rebecca Clare, |
Bishop Gordon, Bishop Morales, and Msgr. Giunta.