Third Order Secular
The Third Order Secular is an association of lay faithful of the Institute of the Incarnate Word, whose members are living in the world while seeking to participate in the spirituality of our Institute in order to look for Christian perfection in a more secure and efficacious way. They are part of the Religious Family of the Incarnate Word, sharing with us all the spiritual benefits.
They share with the mission of our Religious Family of inculturation of the Gospel, that is to prolong the Incarnation to all men, in the whole man, and in all of the manifestations of man, seeking the Kingdom of God by engaging in temporal affairs and ordering them according to the plan of God (Lumen Gentium, 31)
There are three degrees of belonging to the Third Secular Order:
CONSECRATED LAITY through a sacred bond that intimately unites them with the Religious who Family of the Incarnate Word
LAY MOVEMENTS, each one with its own organization, lay people who want to can associate themselves to the apostolate and mission, according to the pastoral needs of the different places where the Institute is based.
BROTHERHOOD OF THE INCARNATE WORD all those faithful lay Christians or priests from all over the world who, being friends, supporters, benefactors, relatives, etc., want to share in the spirit of our Religious Family